PANEL INFORMATION

Panel 01

“Words Walking Without Masters”: The Liberatory Potential of the Creative-Theoretical

Panel 04

'We Move Between Worlds': Black Feminist Geographies

Panel 02

'Poetry is Not a Luxury': Necessary Lyricism

Panel 05

'Science of the Word': Rhythms Between Nature and Narrative

Panel 07

Creative-Theoretical Methodologies

Panel 03

'Words Made Flesh': Black Textualities and Being

Panel 06

'The Undercommons': Institutional Intentionality and Creative Theorizing

PORCH PROVOCATIONS

PORCH PROVOCATIONS ARE INTERLUDES THAT CONSIDER THE COMMUNITARIAN NATURE OF THE PORCH IN THE BLACK AMERICAN TRADITION. THE PORCH BECOMES AN IMPORTANT SITE WHERE FOLKS DISCUSS EVERYTHING FROM THE QUOTIDIAN TO THE FANTASTIC; WHERE FOLKS THEORIZE AND DEBATE; AND, IN THE TRADITION OF JANIE CRAWFORD AND HER "KISSIN' FRIEND" PHEOBY WATSON, WHERE FOLKS EMPLOY GOSSIP AS BOTH A FORM OF CRITIQUE AND A MODE OF SHARING TRUTHS.

CITATIONS

1. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God 

2. Audre Lorde, "Poetry is Not a Luxury"

3. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, "We Move Between Worlds"

4. Toni Cade Bambara, "Words Made Flesh"

5. Sylvia Wynter, "The Science of the Word"

6. Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, "The Undercommons"