VIDA Reads with Writers – Fred Moten!

What are you reading on the subway or in the waiting room today?

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson (Creator), George Goulding (Translator)

Electric Santeria- Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion
What book popped for you in 2015?

Electric Santeria: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion by Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, Columbia University Press

Whose words do you return to regularly?

Hortense Spillers, Amiri Baraka, Nathaniel Mackey, Gayl Jones, Samuel R. Delany, Cedric Robinson, Gwendolyn Brooks & M. NourbeSe Philip

Is there an author you can’t wait to read next?

Kimberly Alidio, Mercedes Eng, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas Kearney, Julie Carr, Linda Norton, Broc Rossell, Simone White, Erica HuntKen Taylor, Maggie Nelson and Eileen Myles

What are you working on now? What can VIDA fans look forward to from you next?

The Service Porch, Letter Machine Editions, Fall 2016; consent not to be a single being: Essays, 2002-2016, Duke University Press, Fall 2016 (hopefully)


fmFRED MOTEN is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, Hughson’s Tavern, B. Jenkins, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (with Stefano Harney), The Feel Trio and The Little Edges. He teaches at the University of California, Riverside and lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Laura Harris, and their sons Julian and Lorenzo.