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The Resource B Jenkins, Fred Moten, (electronic book)

B Jenkins, Fred Moten, (electronic book)

Label
B Jenkins
Title
B Jenkins
Statement of responsibility
Fred Moten
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
"The fourth collection of poetry from the literary and cultural critic Fred Moten, B Jenkins is named after the poet's mother, who passed away in 2000. It is both an elegy and an inquiry into many of the themes that Moten has explored throughout his career: language, music, performance, improvisation, and the black radical aesthetic and political tradition. In Moten's verse, the arts, scholarship, and activism intertwine. Cadences echo from his mother's Arkansas home through African American history and avant-garde jazz riffs. Formal innovations suggest the ways that words, sounds, and music give way to one another. The first and last poems in the collection are explicitly devoted to Moten's mother; the others relate more obliquely to her life and legacy. They invoke performers, writers, artists, and thinkers including not only James Baldwin, Roland Barthes, Frederick Douglass, Billie Holiday, Audre Lorde, Charlie Parker, and Cecil Taylor, but also contemporary scholars of race, affect, and queer theory. The book concludes with an interview conducted by Charles Henry Rowell, the editor of the journal Callaloo. Rowell elicits Moten's thoughts on the relation of his poetry to theory, music, and African American vernacular culture."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moten, Fred.
Dewey number
811/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8867
LC item number
B54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Refiguring American music
Label
B Jenkins, Fred Moten, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Poetry
  • "The interview printed at the end of this book originally appeared as "Words don't go there : an interview with Fred Moten," Callaloo 27, no. 4 (2004): 953/66."
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (112 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822392675
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
B Jenkins, Fred Moten, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • Poetry
  • "The interview printed at the end of this book originally appeared as "Words don't go there : an interview with Fred Moten," Callaloo 27, no. 4 (2004): 953/66."
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (112 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822392675
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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