Marquis Bey interviews Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of the poetry collection Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity. Read an excerpt from book here. Marquis Bey: So I want to begin, if I may, expressing to you how utterly thankful I … Continue reading “A Spillage of the Fugitive Variety”
Marquis Bey is an English PhD candidate at Cornell University doing work in Black feminist theorizing, transgender studies, and contemporary African American literature. He is currently working on his dissertation, "The Blacknesses of Blackness: Feminist Fugitivity and Radical Transness," in which he attempts a radical recalibration of Blackness through what he theorizes as its constitutive analytics of transfiguration, Black radical feminism, and fugitivity. His work on Blackness, transgender subjectivity, and feminist critique has appeared, or is forthcoming, in academic journals such as The Black Scholar, Souls, Black Camera, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Palimpsest, and others.