Fred Moten - Reading

African American history, avant-garde jazz riffs and activism intertwine in experimental verse of extraordinary and affecting beauty that has to be heard.

Fred insists on the right to use and enjoy a property shared by all: sound, or as he calls it, phonic substance. So maybe his poetry is a way of searching for sounds that he holds in common with a readership, sounds that make, as it were, common sense. Through this searching, African American history, avant-garde jazz riffs and activism intertwine in experimental verse of extraordinary and affecting beauty that has to be heard.

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    • CC BY- ND 4.0

    • CC BY- ND 4.0