Literature Program

Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.


UB Poetics Program presents

Black Took Collective

Live Feed from the Black Unconscious

Live Feed from the Black Unconscious is a live in-person multimedia performance presenting the Black Took Collective’s explorations of black unconscious. 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 performs and writes in hybrid experimental forms, embracing radical poetics and critical theories of race, gender, and sexuality. Their manifesto Call for Dissonance—Black Took Collective first appeared in FENCE, Fall/Winter 2002 and was reprinted last year in A Best of Fence Anthology: The First Nine Years (University Press of New England, 2009).

The Buffalo debut of Black Took Collective at Hallwalls on Saturday, October 17, 2009, as part of the 4th biennial &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts, was, in the opinion of some, the artistic highlight of that festival. If you were there in October, you already know you'll want to see them again in April. If you weren't there that time, don't miss them this time.

Some publications related to this event:
April and May, 2010 - 2010