Black and Blue (Paperback)
Why do you hold your tongue?
Perhaps you were taught your words were too weighty for the world to hold - and so you rebel and rage in silence. Or perhaps you fight back words that are sharp enough to wound - and so, as a pacifist, you push back your vitriol.
Your words struggle against the limits you have placed on your tongue.
Where have you compromised the unique power of your voice?
Have you grown bitter yet from all the truths unspoken?
Do they roughen your internal world and fracture your worldview?
Where do you safely unpack your overwhelmed emotion, your trembling anger, and your unmet desire?
First, I invite you to start with your tongue. Understand the narratives twisted around your roots. Exercise your right to tell your story. And once you have successfully done that work, I challenge you to speak your mind.
Cradled gently in a dialect of imagination and honesty, Dorian Blue conjures an alluring collection of multidimensional poetry that dives deep into the social, cultural, and historical experiences of the queer Black body.