Christopher Patton has published four books, most recently Unlikeness Is Us (Gaspereau, 2018), a volume of translations from Old English. His current project is a multi-modal asemic text called SCRO. He teaches courses on poetry writing, ecopoetics, and visual poetry at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and blogs at theartofcompost.com.
In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates calls out the people “who have been brought up hopelessly, tragically, deceitfully, to believe that they are white.” He suggests that race is a shared fiction, one that served and serves the powers that wrote it, slavers, imperialists, eugenicists, white supremacists. Our ongoing shared belief in the […]