Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. OF MONGRELITUDE is a colloquy on the mongrel body, texual and actual, sexual, specieal, and racial. Composed in a hybrid style, it makes the argument that everything can and does come into 'englyssh': ancient and invented languages, european and indigenous, tongues not yet named. All of this 'made up as medicine,' as ceremony for all creatures, as literal song.
Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of OF MONGRELITUDE (Wave Books, 2017), ADVICE FOR LOVERS (City Lights 2012), GOWANUS ATROPOLIS (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), and co-editor of NO GENDER: REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE & WORK OF KARI EDWARDS (Litmus Press / Belladonna Books 2009). Julian lives in Oakland, and is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the country band The Western Skyline (www.thewesternskyline.org).Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA