Postcards to the Future: JOY / giovanni singleton

In giovanni singleton’s mesotic, we see a specific source of joy for the writer, the luminous transcendental life and creation of musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane.

Alice Coltrane: A Mesotic, by giovanni singleton

Alice Coletrain - by gsingleton























Copyright ©giovanni singleton (found on page 137 of Letters to the Future)

giovanni singletongiovanni singleton is the author of Ascension (Counterpath Press, 2011), winner of the California Book Award Gold Medal, and AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper (Canarium Books, 2018). She is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal dedicated to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. singleton holds the 2017-18 Holloway Lectureship in Poetry at University of California- Berkeley.


JOY is part of KPI’s small experiments of radical intentseries: Postcards to the Future: Protest in Place that began during the BLM protests while on pandemic lock down in summer 2020. The series runs through August 2021 and focuses on the voices in Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing, with the intent to uplift and celebrate Black women’s voices. You can navigate through the series by following the tag Postcards, at left, and by clicking on the icons below for each unit.

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