Poetry. African & African American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. NO DICTIONARY OF A LIVING TONGUE is formidable in its explorations of art, citizenship, and life as a body amid the social, political, and electronic networks that define us, hold us together, bind us. The poems here take many forms—prose, lyric, epigram, narrative, dialogue fragment, song, musical score, fairy tale, and dictionary entry. An elegant use of sound couples with a keen and roving intelligence and a fierce commitment to social justice to create a unique and powerful collection of poems.
Poet, performer, and sound artist, Duriel E. Harris is author of NO DICTIONARY OF A LIVING TONGUE (Nightboat Books, 2017), DRAG (Elixir Press, 2003), and Amnesiac and coauthor of the poetry video Speleology. Current undertakings include Blood Labyrinth and the solo performance project Thingification. Harris is an associate professor of English in the graduate creative writing program at Illinois State University.Author City: Chicago, IL USA