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Image Credit: Nicole Peyrafitte, Karastic Action, France, (2016). Courtesy of the artist.
Convergence / Politics / Vol. 2 No. 4

High Tide of Activism

Anyone who lives near a large body of water can appreciate the power and majesty of the tide. It ebbs and flows, a preternatural breathing that radically affects everything and everyone around it. We set our clocks to it. We structure our lives around it. Our security as well as […]

Image Credit: Duron Jackson, Bone Crusade. (2025). Courtesy of the artist.
Convergence / Health / Politics / Vol. 2 No. 3

The Interlude

Until last week’s uprising, the quarantine had felt like living in an interlude, a present haunted by the potentiality of what seemed to be surely to come. Such interludes comprise the texture of living haunted by the imminent possibility of violence manifesting as confrontation or preventable death. Paraphrasing Zora Neale […]

Image Credit: Arthur Jafa, Omega Sci Fi, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 2 No. 1-2

a prefatory note

The truth to which criticism has access fades to blur and we’re sorry for its reckless scrutiny. But the study that soils transparency, in the rightful belief that it reveals an opacity that’s always there, need offer no apology to James Baldwin since it’s he who teaches us to look […]

Image Credit: Virgie Ezelle Patton, In Senegal, Women of Color, (1980s), Watercolor on Paper, 24 x 32, Courtesy of the Ted Sherron Collection
Arts & Culture / The Reading Room / Vol. 2 No. 1-2

Stay Lit and other poems

Stay Lit The day after Charlottesville was lit with tiki torches, not lit like parties making night shine like Hennessey, but lit like crosses or a man’s eyes before rope tightens. I found myself with no tears available, all rage exhausted. I walked to my kitchen and concentrated on tearing […]