July 5, 2022

White Father, Black Son

by Joseph Mills He watches his son walk off the court and sees someone greet him, or try to; there is an awkward collision of hands, and it jolts the parent as he recognizes knowledge his child lacks and needs. At home, he googles Youtube videos of handshakes, hand grips, hand clasps, high fives, soul […]

My Mother Remembers Me When I Put a Record On

by Joseph Mills For an elementary school dance contest, my big sister taught me disco moves from films I wasn’t old enough to see. Dance to me seemed mostly about attitude, and I had as much then as I would ever have. We choreographed a routine, but it was only a minute, so my partner […]

Peter and the Wolf

Most dances are sexual,pretend otherwise                                        all you want, but there’s also the violence,the alpha aggression                    and animalistic desire, which we appreciateeven applaudas long as its stylish,                                                  rhythmic,coupled                                    with the music. Let’s be honest.                                         No one wantsto be Peter. Even the Wolf fantasizesabout being the Wolf. Joseph MillsJoseph Mills, A faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of […]