Fred Moten

An investigator of geography and language, Fred Moten is the author of the poetry collection Arkansas (Pressed Wafer, 2000), which, as Michael Palmer says, "...reminds us that no vital sense of community can be separated from its confusions and contentions and its ardent affirmations, just as no poetry of worth can settle for the easy assuagements of the given." Moten teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. His next book, Ensemble & Improvisation: The Political Erotics of the Black Avant-Garde , is due out from the University of Minnesota Press.
May 17, 2002
Read a poem by Moten.