About Sherese Francis

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Credit: Rosalyn Fernandez

Welcome to the Sunkwholic (k)nub!

Official Bio:

Sherese Francis is a Queens-based, Afro-Caribbean-American (Barbados and Dominica) poet, editor, interdisciplinary artist, workshop facilitator, and literary curator of the mobile library project, J. Expressions. She has published work in various publications including Furious Flower, Obsidian Lit, Rootwork Journal, Spoken Black Girl, The Operating System, Cosmonauts Avenue, No Dear, Apex Magazine, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, and Free Verse. Additionally, she has published two chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls and Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling, and has another one on the way from DoubleCross Press called, Recycling a Why That Rules Over My Sacred Sight. Besides her publications, she has had work featured in exhibitions from The Lit Exhibit, NY Live Arts, Queens Public Library and Baxter St Camera Club.


Artist Statement:

As a poet & interdisciplinary artist, my body of work involves experimenting with the fluidity of languages, forms and meanings. I employ wordplay and formplay for a polysemic, fully embodied understanding of text within itself and as a social practice. My work excavates and incorporates various etymologies, histories and myths, including from my background as a Afro-Caribbean-American writer, to create an environment for multilayered interpretation and interrogation of the self as a singular, static entity. Additionally, I use visual, mixed media and book arts to provide alternative expressions for this exploration. The purpose of my work is to create my own sacred text as a person in a black body.


Futuristically Ancient/

A Future Ancient

The SunKWholic (K)Nub: RK/V-V/KR (Reimagining The Past (+Sense) Manifesting The Future)

You might be wondering what the above phrase means. Well…It’s represents a plurality of being. It is my iteration of the true essence of being.

SunKWholic: The Syncopating Syncretic. The Alter Of Sankofa. The Changing Same. The I’s Berg Beneath The SurFace Of The Ocean. The Ever Evolving Dynamism Within Creation. The Polyphonic Code. Put The Key, The Question, The Kinetic Into the Whole & Watch It All COME Together.

(K)Nub: The Wave & Particle. The Knob Of The Door & Its Turning. The Constant Revolving In-Between. The Portal. The Entering Of Space. As Within So Without. The Collective Breath of Time Organizing Into a Clou(n)d of Space. X Marks The Phantom Extension Where The Gold Is Found — InnerNeT.

RK/V-V/KR: To Be Both aRKiVe & Its ViKaR, The Incarnation of X-Change. The DuBuTy. To Truly See Is To Be Crossing Over. To Intersect. Guardian Of The SunKWholic (K)Nub. To Be aKeRV — The Horizon NeTting the Past, Present & Future — & VKR — The MaKing It VRK VRK VRK VRK Who Holds The Vision & Records It For All to See.

(Reimagining The Past (+Sense) Manifesting The Future): The Cyclical Time. The Plural Sense of Being. Present & Presence As A Plural Tense. Its Constant Ebb & Flow Between Past & Future That Makes the (K)NubSense — The Accumulation of All Knowing — The InnerNeT.

This is Has Been. Is. Will Continue To Be. A Futuristically Ancient Formula…Tune Yourself Into The Revelations of A (K)Nub.

Previous Thoughts From Me:

Using Afrofuturism to Power New Modes of Tech – Interview with Blogger Sherese Francis (Futuristically Ancient)” on Atlanta BlackStar

“Maybe My Weird Version of Blackness Isn’t That Weird” on The Root

Blogging While Brown Changemakers: “God Is Change” – The Meaning Behind Futuristically Ancient” (Post from my blog)

15 thoughts on “About Sherese Francis

  1. Hi Aker,

    I was wondering if you would be able to pass along the link address for Last Angel of History? I really like your page, please keep up the good work. I also have a number of a articles about this topic that you might find interesting or helpful. I can email them to you if you’d like.


  2. Greetings Reese,
    I really like your blog. All of the Afrofuturism references are right up my alley. Glad to see you enjoying London. I was there in 1998, soaked up some great drum n bass. Saw Goldie, Fabio n Grooverider and Cleveland Watkiss all on the same set. And 2001, my broken beat trip. Partied in Notting Hill Arts Club, chilled with IG Culture in his studio and wilded out during Carnival. i’ll be checking your London blog later!

    Well, check me out at http://arcdirect.tumblr.com for my Afrofuturist musings and more.
    Archival Directions

    1. Thanks for following my blog! Wow, you had a great time in London. I just left there a week ago, I already want to go back. Next time I go there, I definitely need to check out more of the art and music scenes and the carnival. I like your blog a lot too! I will definitely put it on my blog roll.

      Take care,

      Reese aka Aker

  3. What would most people do devoid of the magnificent suggestions you talk about on this blog? Who has got the tolerance to deal with essential topics in the interests of common readers like me? I and my guys are very happy to have your web blog among the ones we generally visit. Hopefully you know how very much we appreciate your working hard! Best wishes coming from us all.

  4. Easily one of the best Blogs I’ve ever encountered. I’m having a grand time exploring this place. I’ve added a link to your site on my page … hope you don’t mind.

  5. I LOVE YOUR BLOG, catchy and all things afrofuturistic..keep up the good word and you are very beautiful miss Aker

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