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Poetry by Bunkong Tuon and illustrations by Joanna C. Valente. These poems follow Tuon's childhood in Cambodia. "Brief does not mean lacking in substance and depth. Quite the opposite. This tight chapbook collects a group of compact poems revealing a wide range of emotion and concerns, from exile, to marriage, to night fishing. As always, poet Tuon captures the essence of the moment. Dead Tongue's is ably illustrated by Joanna C. Valente with ink line drawings evocative of Picasso, a child's playroom, moments of whimsy, and more, as the poetry suggests." Alan Catlin, poetry and review editor at Misfit Magazine"I have interviewed both Tuon and Valente on their individual art and their collaboration. To see the combination of their poetry and their image is a beautiful joy. Their dialogue begins here and opens up an art-world I want to live in, to breath in, to be in." Ken Volante, host of the podcast, Something (rather than nothing)