Some essays, reviews, interviews, and poetics



Killing It,” Propter Nos (2019)

A Reading Life,” The Creative Independent (2019)

What You Have, When You Have It,” Flash Art (2018)

John Akomfrah, On the Verge,” The Paris Review (2018)

Oreka James, I Do See Myself,” Canadian Art (2018)

"Peter Hujar's Insides," Canadian Art (2018)

"Summer Forever: What is Resort Season?," SSENSE (2018)

"Crushed...," The New Inquiry (2018)

"Move on Up," Real Life (2018)

"The Shape of Poetics to Come: On Taking up the Task of Criticism," American Quarterly, Vol 70, no. 1 (2018)

"The Long-Standing Allure of Beauty Sleep in Volatile Times," Fashion Magazine (2017)

"Blue Life," co-written with Nijah Cunningham, The New Inquiry (2017)

"School Spirit," Medium (2016)

"Time is a Killer,The New Inquiry (2016) 

Working, Not Working: Locating Injury Among Canada’s Migrant Workers,” Mask Magazine (2015)

Daughters Have Their Own Agenda,” The New Inquiry (2014)

The Personal and the Believable,” Full Stop (2014)

Now We Here,” Maisonneuve (2014)

Jail, innovated,” Briarpatch (2014)

Pussy Talk,” The Ethnic Aisle (2014)

The Toronto Police’s Long History of Racial Profiling,” VICE (2014) 

A Reach That Remains,” The Feminist Wire (September 5, 2013)

Stories from Saint-Martin,” The Toast (August 19, 2013)



Black Ghosts: Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’ at the Guggenheim,” Art in America (2019)

The Extended Moment, The Morgan Library and Museum, Canadian Art (2019)

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib, Bookforum (2019)

Hearing the Trauma You Can’t See,” The Nation (2019)

"'Whitewalling' Is the New Term Describing Exclusion in the Art World," Garage (2018)

Sable Elyse Smith Uses a Coloring Book for Kids in Court To Critique the Violence of Social Control,” Vulture (2018)

What it Means When Columbia Does a Show About the Black Model on Its West Harlem Expansion Campus,” Vulture (2018)

The Shape of Poetics to Come: On Taking Up the Task of Criticism,” American Quarterly (2018)

Look Around,” Mask Magazine (2018)

"She'll Chew You Up," Cordite Poetry Review (2017)

Stay Quiet: A Review of ‘Video Islands,'” ARC Magazine (2015)

Hot nights, Toronto Streets: What is love enough?,” (2014)

The Great Black North: Book Review,” Briarpatch (2014)

Notebook on HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican?,” ARC Magazine (2014)

Art That Gives Directions,” Hyperallergic (2014)

The Cult of The Raw: A Review of Pictures From Paradise“ ARC Magazine (2014)

New Documentary ‘Anita’ is a Powerful Look at Race, Work, and Scandal,” Bitch (2014)

Two Short Takes, Caribana: African Roots and Continuities and Omeros,” Lemon Hound (2013)



H.E.R., SSENSE (2018)

Tau LewisTopical Cream (2018)

David ScottThe New Inquiry (2018)

Montana RayThe New Inquiry (2017)

Polibio DiazARC Magazine (2015)

Citlally Miranda, ARC (2015)

Kenneth Cappello, Frische Magazine no. 6 (2014), print only

Deborah JackARC (2014)

Kwesi Abbensetts, ARC (2014)

Karen Miranda AugustineARC (2014)

Aloe Blacc, Lookout (2010)

Grimes, Lookout (2010)

Dâm-Funk, Lookout (2010)

YACHT, Lookout (2010) 

Fashawn, Lookout (2010)



"Self-Citation Spell," Roseanne (2017)

"D-E-H-I-S-C-E-N-C-E" and "Not," The Recluse (2017)

"POETRY FOREVER EVER?," Elderly Mag (2016)

On Weather: Blue Sky,“ Entropy (2016)

stars (or, ten things you can do to your body),” The Body Narratives (2013)

Chords,” Casino Magazine (2011)

Little Krista,” The McGill Daily’s Literary Supplement (2010)