By Fred Moten
The first and final poems within the assortment are explicitly dedicated to Moten’s mom; the others relate extra obliquely to her existence and legacy. They invoke performers, writers, artists, and thinkers together with not just James Baldwin, Roland Barthes, Frederick Douglass, Billie vacation, Audre Lorde, Charlie Parker, and Cecil Taylor, but additionally modern students of race, impact, and queer thought. The publication concludes with an interview carried out via Charles Henry Rowell, the editor of the magazine Callaloo. Rowell elicits Moten’s ideas at the relation of his poetry to idea, song, and African American vernacular culture.
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