Poetry. African & African American Studies. The third and final volume of Fred Moten's poetic trilogy (including THE FEEL TRIO and The Little Edges), THE SERVICE PORCH is an expansive meditation on black life, love, violence, and the adventure of making art. National Book Award-Finalist, Moten returns here to reinvent some of his earliest poetic visions and strikes up a conversation with many of the most brilliant African American visual artists through a series of epistolary and ekphrastic poems. By turns mournful, tender, ferocious, and heart-breakingly honest, THE SERVICE PORCH is an open letter, a play list, and a hive of prayer and joy.
Fred Moten is the author of All THAT BEAUTY (Letter Machine Editions, 2019), THE BODY IN LANGUAGE:AN ANTHOLOGY (Counterpath Press, 2019), THE SERVICE PORCH (Letter Machine Editions, 2016), THE FEEL TRIO (Letter Machine Editions, 2016), THE UNDERCOMMONS: FUGITIVE PLANNING & BLACK STUDY (Autonomedia, 2013), HUGHSON'S TAVERN (Leon Works, 2008), B Jenkins, and The Little Edges. He lives in New York and is a professor of Performance Studies at NYU.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA