Lauren Berlant

Lauren Berlant teaches at the University of Chicago. Her most recent books have included, Sex, or the Unbearable (with Lee Edelman, 2014), Desire/ Love (2012), and Cruel Optimism (2011). This piece continues the discipline of writing in hundred-word units initiated in The Hundreds (with Kathleen Stewart, 2019) and is from a series written with and for Claudia Rankine, called “Poisons.”