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April 2, 1:30 pm
CUNY’s 2015 Chapbook Festival: Fellows Lunch Reading

Come hear Cave Canem fellows Adrienne Christian and Jonterri Gadson read from their respective chapbooks, 12023 Woodmont Avenue and Pepper Girl, in this lunch hour reading. The pair will share the stage with recipients of emerging writers’ fellowships from Poets House and the Poetry Project. Free and open to the public.

CUNY Graduate Center
C-Level, Room C198
365 5th Avenue
New York, NY


April 4, 7 pm
Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

Enjoy an evening of poetry at the Brooklyn Museum with poet and sound artist LaTasha Nevada Diggs, author of TwERK, and 2015 Whiting Award winner Roger Reeves, author of King Me. Arrive early or stay late and view Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, the first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks filled with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class and world history. Exhibition may be viewed 11 am – 11 pm.  Reading is free and open to the public.

Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Forum
4th Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York

Cave Canem at AWP, Minneapolis

April 9-11, 9 am - 5 pm
Visit Cave Canem at Exhibition Space 1102
Browse Cave Canem anthologies and prize-winning collections. Meet or reunite with Cave Canem fellows and purchase their selected books.

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

April 8, 7 - 9 pm
Cave Canem Fellows Off-Site Benefit Reading

Headlined by Minnesota poets Taiyon Coleman, Mary Moore Easter and Khary Jackson, 23 Cave Canem fellows raise the roof and raise funds for North America’s premier home for black poetry. St. Paul-based fellow Danez Smith emcees. Cash bar to follow. $10 donation at the door benefits Cave Canem Foundation.

The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

April 10, 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Three Decades, Four Poets: Cave Canem Presents Whiting Award Winners

Poets Tyehimba Jess, John Keene, Thylias Moss, and Atsuro Riley read selections from their original work, including poems that earned them recognition as Whiting Award winners. Their presentation represents three decades of excellence and the diverse aesthetics that resonate with Cave Canem Foundation’s mission and values.

Ballroom A, Level 1
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

April 11, 12 - 1:15 pm
For All Who Leave Their Pens Weeping So Others May Write

Writers Sarah Browning, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Vikas Menon, Tony Valenzuela and Cave Canem Programs Director Nicole Sealey discuss the challenges and joys of maintaining a writing life that often fits around the edges of demanding leadership roles within literary organizations. Panelists read some of their own poems and memoir excerpts as part of the discussion.

Room L100 B&C, Lower Level
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

April 21, 6:30 pm
New Works: Bettina Judd, Christopher Stackhouse and Venus Thrash

Treat yourself to a reading featuring Bettina Judd, Christopher Stackhouse and Venus Thrash. Judd’s debut collection, Patient, is the winner of the 2013 Hudson Prize. Stackhouse’s newest collection, Plural, has been praised by Anselm Berrigan as “…particular as the wind.”  Of Thrash’s The Fateful Apple, E. Ethelbert Miller says, “The poems…are as unique as fingerprints.” Reception and book signing follow. Free and open to the public.

The New School
Orozco Room
66 West 12th Street
7th Floor, Room 712
New York, NY