Report from the Field– Speak Test: The Silencing of the Racialized Body

Report from the Field– Speak Test: The Silencing of the Racialized Body

In my third year as an MFA student, I received an email from my English department requesting that I schedule and pass a Spoken English...

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO INVESTED IN KENNETH GOLDSMITH? OR, IS COLONIALIST POETRY EASY?

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO INVESTED IN KENNETH GOLDSMITH? OR, IS COLONIALIST POETRY EASY?

Kenneth Goldsmith reading “The Body of Michael Brown” (screenshot via @soulellis/Twitter) “Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means...

Report From the Field: White People Love Me: Dispatches From The Token

Report From the Field: White People Love Me: Dispatches From The Token

I get along with white people really well. Growing up, they brought peppermint bark down the cul-de-sac to my parents’ house every Christmas. They smiled...