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Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) & the ULS Collection

A guide to the signed books by CAAPP event authors that are held in the University Library System collection.

Close Reading the Emergency! - October 2022

Close Reading the Emergency!
A CAAPP Black Study
October 11th through October 14th, 2022
“Disaster requires acts of imagination…emergency can be, and almost always is, a moment of emergence.” —Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Yale Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

Tuesday, October 11th
5 PM: Hanif Abdurraquib, Kimberly Drew, & Namwali Serpell in Creative Conversation
VIRTUAL on Crowdcast
Wednesday, October 12th
6 PM: Ashon Crawley & Coco Fusco in Creative Conversation
IRL (and livestreamed) at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday, October 13th
6 PM: Dante Micheaux, David (D.S.) Marriott, & Diedrick Brackens in Creative Conversation
VIRTUAL on Crowdcast
Friday, October 14th
6 PM: Mendi + Keith Obadike joining Torkwase Dyson & Ronaldo V. Wilson (paired in collaboration) in Creative Conversation
IRL (and livestreamed) at Miller Institute of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Floor 2 Gallery

caapp fall 2022 poster of events

Close Reading the Emergency!
A CAAPP Black Study | Oct. 11 — Oct. 14 2022
Selected Supplemental Resources & Links []

Hanif Abdurraquib | Website

poet, essayist, cultural critic

Kimberly Drew | Website

art influencer, culture writer

Namwali Serpell | Website

fiction writer, cultural critic

Coco Fusco | Website

interdisciplinary artist

Ashon Crawley | Website

scholar, visual artist

Dante Micheaux | Website


David (D. S). Marriott | Website

philosopher, poet

Diedrick Brackens | Website

visual artist

Mendi + Keith Obadike | Website

sound artists

Torkwase Dyson | Website

visual artist

Ronaldo V. Wilson | Website

poet, visual artist

Close Reading the Emergency!
A Fall CAAPP Black Study
Invited Guest Book List

Hanif Abdurraqib
A Little Devil In America (Random House, 2021)
A Fortune For Your Disaster (Tin House Books, 2019)
Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes on A Tribe Called Quest (University of Texas Press, 2019)
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017)
The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (Button Poetry, 2016)     
Kimberly Drew
Black Futures (One World, 2020)
This Is What I Know About Art (Penguin Workshop, 2020)
Namwali Serpell
The Furrows (Hogarth, Sept. 2020)
The Old Drift (Hogarth, 2020)
Stranger Faces (Transit Books, 2020)
7 of Modes of Uncertainty (Harvard University Press, 2017)
Ashon Crawley
The Lonely Letters (Duke University Press, 2020)
Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility (American Literatures Initiative, 2016)
Coco Fusco
Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (Tate Publishing, 2015)
A Field Guide For Female Interrogators (Seven Stories Press, 2008)
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (Abrams Books, 2003)
The Bodies That Were Not Ours: And Other Writings (Routledge, 2001)
Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (Routeledge, 2000)
English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusions in the Americas (The New Press, 1995)
Fahima Ife
Maroon Choreography (Duke University Press, 2021)
Dante Micheaux
Circus (Indolent Books, 2018)
Amorous Shepherd (Sheep Meadow Press, 2010)
D.S. Marriott
Before Whiteness (City Lights Publishers, 2022)
Duppies (Commune Editions, 2019)
Whither Fanon? Studies in the Blackness of Being (Stanford University Press, 2018)
The Bloods (Shearsman Books, 2011)
Hoodoo Voodoo (Shearsman Books, 2008)
Haunted Life (Rutgers University Press, 2007)
On Black Men (Edinburgh University Press and Columbia University Press, 2000)
Mendi+Keith Obadike
Big House / Disclosure (1913 Press, 2014)
Four Electric Ghosts (1913 Press, 2011)
Armor and Flesh (Lotus Press, 2004)
The Sour Thunder: An Internet Opera (2008)
Crosstalk: American Speech Music (2004)
Torkwase Dyson
Banana  [ ] / we pilot the blood (The 3rd Thing Press, 2021)
Ronaldo V. Wilson
Virgil Kills (Nightboat, 2022)
Carmelina: Figures (Wendy’s Subway, 2021)
Farther Traveler (Counterpath Press, 2015)
Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem, 2009)
Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008)

book signing ife, cusco, crawley

Fahima Ife, Coco Fusco, and Ashon Crawley signing their books on Hillman Library's 3rd floor.

book signing wilson, obadike

Ronaldo V. Wilson, Mendi+Keith Obadike signing their books on Hillman Library's 3rd floor.