Poetry. African & African American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. An irreverently tender profile of Black trans life surviving & thriving during contemporary political turmoil. THE BLACK CONDITION FT. NARCISSUS is preemptive memoir, documenting the beginning of the author's gender transition and paralleling the inauguration of our latest Administration. These poems speak to and from fears holed up inside while contextualizing the cosmic impacts of our political landscape. Ranging from autobiographic melancholy to rigorously meditative, here is a necessary voice to process the world, predicated on unknowable desire and blossoming tragedy.
jayy dodd is a blxk trans womxn from los angeles, california—now based in Portland,OR. she is a literary & performance artist. her work has appeared / will appear in Broadly, The Establishment, Entropy, LitHub, BOAAT Press, Duende, & Poetry Foundation among others. she is the Executive Director for Dovesong Labs (a development of Winter Tangerine), editor of A Portrait in Blues (Platypus Press, 2017), author of Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press, 2017) & THE BLACK CONDITION FT. NARCISSUS (Nightboat Books, 2019). she has been a Pushcart Prize nominee & co-editor of Bettering American Poetry. her visual & written work has been featured in West Hollywood, Portland's Institute of Contemporary Art, Teen Vogue & Entropy. they are also a volunteer gender-terrorist & artificial intellectual. find her talking trash online or taking a selfie.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA