LEAVE OUR MIKES ALONE
Poet and cultural theorist Fred Moten conducts research in black studies, performance studies, poetics, and literary theory. Recently appointed as Professor of Performance Studies at NYU, he is the author of many books, including In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (Minnesota, 2003); The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions, 2014) — a poetry finalist for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the California Book Award for poetry; A Poetics of the Undercommons (Sputnik and Fizzle, 2016); and a three volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being (Duke, 2017, 2018). He is also co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2013); and, with Wu Tsang, of Who Touched Me? (If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, 2016).
Stefano Harney writes with Fred Moten. In addition to The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Autonomedia/Minor Compositions, 2013), they have recently written "Indent: To Serve the Debt" for the collection Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good edited by Joanna Burton et al. (M.I.T., 2016) and "Use and Usufruct" in The Futures of Black Radicalism, edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso, 2017). With Tonika Sealy Thompson, he runs Ground Provisions, a residency and reading camp in Barbados. He teaches at Singapore Management University.