"what is more holy than this

                   gathering all that you love

    & asking it to feast on its own joy

 

the crunch of manna sounding like its own psalm

 

a soul stirrers serenade

      

               like sam ain’t ever left from this earth

 

    singing something bout six wings

 

& a lord of plenty"

 

- The Author Explains JJ's Fish & Chicken

to His Younger Siblings

"Mahung’s writing is smart, visceral and enthralled in a tone reminiscent of your cousin, your grandma, or the person you miss most."

Porsha Olayiwola, Boston Poet Laureate