October 16, 2019 6pm in May Hall: McCarthy Auditorium
Fred Moten’s work explores black studies, performances studies, poetry, and critical theory. In 2014, Moten’s The Feel Trio was a poetry finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was winner of the California Book Award; and in 2016 his The Little Edges was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
In 2016 Fred Moten was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Stephen E. Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry by the African American Literature and Culture Society. Moten has taught at the University of Iowa, Duke University, the Naropa Institute, and Brown University.
Moten currently teaches in the department of performance studies at New York University and lives in New York City.