Convergence / Vol. 2 No. 1-2

Convergence 4: The Arts in the 21st Century

the A-Line editors are excited to present this double issue of the journal devoted to the arts. The double issue gives us the opportunity to elaborate the aims of the journal in supplementary fashion by aligning aesthetic concerns with political commitment, which in times of crisis are never very far apart. We invite you to read the introductory essay “Arts Now,” by our editor, Hortense J. Spillers.

Arts Now
Hortense J. Spillers

Black Feminist Regard – as Ethics, as Aesthetics
Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

a prefatory note
Fred Moten

Claudia Rankine

Not Even Anywhere Place
Ark Ramsay

la independencia de puerto rico
Raquel Salas-Rivera

Black Apocalypse, Tonight at Noon
Christopher Winks

Re-Punctuating Amiri Baraka and W.E.B. DuBois with Francisco de Honoré Goya
Jeremy Matthew Glick

for Meena by the sea
Gale Jackson

There She Was
Tiana Reid

The Skin of the Thing
Patricia Spears Jones