Moten is a leading theoretician of a school of thought known as jazz studies, which investigates the intersections of music, literacy and aesthetic theory, and politics. Moten focuses on the notion of improvisation which enables him to investigate the potential connection between music, sexual identity, and radical black politics. In his work he has consistently argued that any theory of politics, ethics, or aesthetics must begin by reckoning with the creative expressions of the oppressed.
Moten has released several collections of poetry, including The Feel Trio, a National Book Award Finalist in 2014. His writing is a radical critique to the presence where he is always seeking out sites where a greater humanity might unexpectedly break through.
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