VIDEO + AUDIO Black Study Series debuts with poets Frank B. Wilderson III and D.S. Marriott

VIDEO + AUDIO for 2019 Black Study Series is available at the event links below.

Thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor, and with supplementary funds from the National Endownment for the Arts, The Poetry Center presents the inaugural program in its newly launched annual Black Study Series. We are pleased to present Frank B. Wilderson III and D.S. Marriott, in two distinctive events, both free and open to the public.

The Poetry Center's Black Study Series takes its title and impetus from Stefano Harney and Fred Moten’s collaborative work, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions, 2013):

  • “But the student has a habit, a bad habit. She studies. She studies but she does not learn. If she learned they could measure her progress, establish her attributes, give her credit. But the student keeps studying, keeps planning to study, keeps running to study, keeps studying a plan, keeps elaborating a debt. The student does not intend to pay.”
    Harney and Moten, The Undercommons, “Debt and Study,” 62
     

Black Study Series
Frank B. Wilderson III
reading and in conversation

Thursday FEB 14
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, San Francisco State University, free and open to the public
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Black Study Series
Frank B. Wilderson III and D.S. Marriott
reading from their poetry

Saturday FEB 16
7:00 pm @ The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street, San Francisco, free and open to the public
supported by an anonymous donor and the National Endowment for the Arts