Song. Prayer. Scream is a writing workshop that asks us to consider the ways artists offer pathways of escape from everyday oppressions—sites of pleasure outside expected forms of work, gender, family, and desire.
Each week, critics Yaniya Lee and Jessica Lynne will post a pre-recorded conversation here that traces their thinking and questions around Blackness & Modernity, Black Technologies, Sousveillance, Repair & Healing & Pleasure. Theory, visual art, poetry, literature, and music guide them through considerations of art criticism and new expansive ways of seeing.
Writers, scholars, and poets such as Dionne Brand, Lucille Clifton, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Katherine McKittrick, Amber Jamila Musser, Aria Dean, Harmony Holiday, Edouard Glissant, M. Nourbese Phillip, Simone Browne, and Sylvia Wynter, among others, act as Song. Prayer. Scream's northstars.
You are invited to post related texts, art, video clips, poems, and songs to this channel throughout the duration of the workshop.