Fred Moten's field is black studies, where he works at the intersection of performance, poetry and critical theory. He is author of Arkansas (Pressed Wafer Press, 2000), Poems (with Jim Behrle) (Pressed Wafer Press, 2002), In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), I ran from it but was still in it. (Cusp Books, 2007), Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works, 2008) and B Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010).
University of California, Berkeley,
"from Block Chapel."
"Liner Notes for Lick Piece."
Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Fluxus.
Ed. Valerie Cassell Oliver.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,
with Christina Crosby, Lisa Duggan, Roderick Ferguson, Kevin Floyd, Miranda Joseph, Heather Love, Robert McRuer, Tavia Nyong’o, Lisa Rofel, Jordana Rosenberg, Gayle Salamon, Dean Spade and Amy Villarejo.
"Queer Studies, Materialism and Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion."
"'Come on, get it!' 6-9.1."
South Atlantic Quarterly
"Necessity, Immensity and Crisis: Many Edges/Seeing Things."
Readers may be divided into four classes: 1. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 3. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 4. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge