Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum
June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Hear from two outstanding Cave Canem fellows at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday’s event series. DéLana R.A. Dameron is the author of How God Ends Us (2009) which Carl Phillips praised for its “refreshing range of vision,” and Weary Kingdom (2017), both published by University of South Carolina Press. Alysia Nicole Harris is the author of the chapbook How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars (Finishing Line Press, 2015), which Major Jackson says “demonstrate[s] an instinctive glamour in speech that is artful, humane, and profoundly alive.” Free and open to the public.
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, DéLana R.A. Dameron is a writer and arts and culture administrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Dameron is the author of Weary Kingdom and her debut collection How God Ends Us was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. Dameron holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has conducted readings, workshops and lectures all across the United States, Central America and Europe. www.delanaradameron.com
Alysia Nicole Harris hails from Alexandria, Virginia. She received her MFA in poetry from NYU and is currently a PhD candidate in linguistics at Yale University. Alysia is the 2015 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence at the Taft Art Museum in Cincinnati. Her chapbook How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars To Stars was chosen by Finishing Line Press as the winner of their 2015 New Women’s Voices Chapbook contest. Alysia was also selected for publication in 2015 Best New Poets Anthology by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith. Pushcart nominee and winner of the 2014 and 2015 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prizes, Alysia’s poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Solstice Literary Magazine, Vinyl Magazine, and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop.