The Moon Is Reading Us a Book by Icaro May 14, 2023 0 News

The Moon Is Reading Us a Book

26th May | 18h00

Book launching by curator and poet Serubiri Moses


THE MOON IS READING US A BOOK is Serubiri Moses’ debut collection of poems, in which he displays a wide-ranging palette of storytelling and folklore in a suite of narrative poems. The collection is built around an ensemble of characters that range from known to unknown. Serubiri crafts visually-inspired poems that combine the photographic, the intensely personal and the scholarly. In this debut, he manages to domesticate larger-than-life figures, including Zanzibari-born singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury and Nigerian-born photographer Rotimi Fani Kayode.

In the book’s first world-wide release, Serubiri Moses will introduce THE MOON IS READING US A BOOK in conversation with Pântano Books co-editor Alice dos Reis, and read some of its poems.

The event will be held in English.


Serubiri Moses is a Ugandan curator and author based in New York City. He currently serves as faculty in Art History at Hunter College and visiting faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. He previously held positions at New York University and the New Centre for Research and Practice, and delivered lectures at Williams College, Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, The New School, basis voor aktuelle kunst, and University of the Arts Helsinki. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions at museums including MoMA PS1, New York; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and the Hessel Museum, Bard College, NY. He previously held a research fellowship at the University of Bayreuth; received his MA in Curatorial Studies at Bard College; and is an alumni of the Àsìkò International Art Programme. He serves on the editorial team of e-flux journal. He has published poetry in the online journals Jalada and Badilisha Poetry Exchange, as well as in print in journals Kwani? 7, Kwani? 8, and READ: A Journal of Inter-Translation (2022). His poetry has been reviewed online in The New Inquiry. THE MOON IS READING US A BOOK is his first book of poetry.