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November 4, 6:30 pm
New Works: Jericho Brown, TJ Jarrett and Robin Coste Lewis

Poet TJ Jarrett teams up with fellows Jericho Brown and Robin Coste Lewis to present an evening of exceptional poetry. Brown’s The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014) received the Tom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and was named a Best Book of 2014 by Library Journal. Rodney Jones describes Jarrett’s Zion (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner the 2013 Crab Orchard Open Competition, as “a work of high art.” Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Knopf, 2015), was a finalist for the National Rita Dove Prize and the International War Poetry Prize. Reception and book signing follow. Free and open to the public.

The New School
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street Room B500
New York, NY 10003

November 5, 6:30 pm
Poetry Conversations: A Reading

Workshop participants read new poems developed in fall 2015 Poetry Conversations sessions, led by Simone White. Refreshments follow. Free and open to the public.

Cave Canem
20 Jay Street
Suite 310-A
Brooklyn, NY

November 7, 7 pm
Riverwood Poetry Festival: Something to Say
Poets & Conversations on Topics that Challenge—Poetry, Race & Racism

Enjoy a reading by Rickey Laurentiis, winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for Boy with Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), called by judge Terrance Hayes “an extraordinary and ultimately irreducible debut.” The evening opens with a reading by Antoinette Brim, author of two collections of poetry, most recently, Icarus in Love (Main Street Rag, 2013). A panel discussion featuring Laurentiis, Brim, and Cave Canem fellows David Mills and Kate Rushin, follows. Free and open to the public.
Arrive early for Laurentiis’s workshop, 2-2:50 pm. Registration fee for daytime events, including workshops: $10.

Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105

This is a Poets Tour-curated reading: the poet has donated a portion of his honorarium to benefit Cave Canem.

November 18, 12:30 pm
Jackson Lunch Hour Series: zakia henderson-brown

Add poetry to your lunch hour! Cave Canem fellow zakia henderson-brown reads selections from her exciting oeuvre. The recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and Calalloo, her poems have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Torch, Vinyl Poetry and the anthology Why I Am Not a Painter, among others. henderson-brown earned her MFA in Poetry and Literary Translation from Queens College, where she also served as an adjunct professor. Currently, she is Associate Editor and Outreach Coordinator for The New Press. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Jackson Lunch Hour Series webpage.

MacFarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

This is a Poets Tour-curated reading: the poet has donated a portion of her honorarium to benefit Cave Canem.