Christina Sharpe is a writer, Professor, and Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University in Toronto. She is the author of Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Her third book, Ordinary Notes, will be published in 2023 (Knopf/FSG/Daunt). Recent essays appear in Art in America; Alison Saar Of Aether and Earthe; Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America; Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America; and Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing. “The abacus of her eyelids,” a critical introduction to Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems of Dionne Brand will be published in 2022. She is working on a monograph called Black. Still. Life.