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."
To write that essential book, a great writer does not need to invent it but merely to translate it, since it already exists in each one of us. The duty and task of a writer are those of translator. -Marcel Proust