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March 9, 11:59 pm
Deadline to submit to the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Graywolf Press for a first poetry collection by a black poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge. Electronic submission of 48-75-pages with $15 entry fee.

March 16, 6 pm
It’ll Have You Trippin’: Pacing and Payoff in Stand-up and Verse: A Lecture by Adrian Matejka

Come hear this award-winning poet’s lively exploration of three iconic storytelling comedians’ work and discover strategies that poets can borrow to reward their audiences.

General Admission $10/Students $5 in advance or at the door. Seating limited: Reservations recommended.


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

March 17, 6:30 pm
Poets on Craft: Sandra Lim and Frank X Walker, moderated by Saretta Morgan

Join poets Sandra Lim and Frank X Walker for a lively conversation on aesthetics, the role of the contemporary poet, cultural identity and other topical issues. Brief readings by the poets precede the discussion and Q & A follows. Winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently The Wilderness. Walker is the Kentucky Poet Laureate and the author of six collections of poetry, including Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, winner of the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Poetry. Artist Saretta Morgan moderates. Reception and book signing follow.

Free and open to the public

The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street
Room I202
New York, NY

March 19, 6:30 pm
Seeing Home from a Distance: Dante Micheaux, Darryl Pinckney and Tiphanie Yanique Consider James Baldwin’s Views on Place, moderated by Tracyann Williams

Join writers Dante Micheaux, Darryl Pinckney and Tiphanie Yanique as they discuss the tensions and complications between James Baldwin and the places about which he wrote. Carl Phillips calls Amorous Shepherd, Dante Micheaux’s debut collection, “poems of controlled elegance, crossed with passion…” Darryl Pinckney’s first novel, High Cotton, has been praised by Publishers Weekly as a “remarkably accomplished first novel…” Land of Love and Drowning, Tiphanie Yanique’s first full-length novel has been praised by Tayari Jones as “A marvel—epic and sweeping, yet intimate as a secret.” Ph.D. candidate Tracyann Williams moderates. Reception and book signing follow.

Free and open to the public

The New School
The Theresa Lang Center
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 

March 30, 6:30 pm
Poetry Conversations: A Reading

Workshop poets showcase new work honed in spring 2015 Poetry Conversations sessions led by instructor Roger Reeves, Cave Canem fellow and recipient of a 2014-2015 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Mahogany L. Browne emcees. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

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