Co-Founded in 1999 by Duriel E. Harris, Dawn Lundy Martin and Ronaldo V. Wilson at Cave Canem, a retreat for African American Poets, Black Took Collective is a group of younger Black post-theorists who perform and write in hybrid experimental forms, embracing radical poetics and cutting-edge critical theory about race, gender, and sexuality. Their manifesto, “Call for Dissonance,” appears in FENCE, Fall/Winter 2002 and A Best of Fence Anthology: The First Nine Years.
- “From the Beautiful to the Perverse: A Talk with Jericho Brown and Dawn Lundy Martin.” The Best American Poetry blog. 16 December 2011.
- “Difficult Bodies: Duriel E. Harris’s Amnesiac“ by Tamiko Beyer. The Kenyon Review. 26 November 2010.
- An Interview with Ronaldo V. Wilson by Elizabeth Hildreth. Bookslut. March 2010.
Seminar | November 12, 2013
Reading | November 12, 2013
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