three fold issue no. nine—winter 2023

Images: Raven Chacon & Cristóbal Martínez, A Song Often Played on the Radio, 23 min, 2019. All stills, photographs, and artwork courtesy © Raven Chacon & Cristóbal Martínez. Screening co-presented with San Francisco Cinematheque and Three Fold Press, Detroit

“Freud wrote ‘Mourning and Melancholia’  in 1917, during World War I, while living in Vienna. The essay is a fascinating lens through which to read and consider Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass and Georges Perec’s novel, Things.”

This is the eighth installment of Lynn Crawford’s series Imaginary Dinner Party, a work of part fiction, part essay, exploring what happens when books join forces. Read the series from the beginning.

Founded in 2020, Three Fold is an independent quarterly based in Detroit that presents exploratory points of view on arts, culture, and society in addition to original works in various media, including visual art, literature, film and the performing arts. We solicit and commission contributions from artists, writers, and activists around the world. Three Fold is a publication of Trinosophes Projects, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Three Fold recognizes, supports, and advocates for the sovereignty of Michigan's twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. We operate on occupied territories called Waawiiyaataanong, named by the Anishinaabeg and including the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewatomi (Potawatomi) peoples. We hold to commit to Indigenous communities in Waawiiyaataanong, their elders, both past and present, and future generations.