Cave Canem & Friends at the Brooklyn Museum
June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Alysia Nicole Harris and Saretta Morgan read poems that pay tribute to artists in “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85,” as part of Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday’s event series.
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, which Major Jackson says “demonstrate[s] an instinctive glamour in speech that is artful, humane, and profoundly alive,” 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.
Saretta Morgan, friend of Cave Canem Foundation, is a Brooklyn-based reader / letter writer / animal keeper / veteran / plant waterer & water color enthusiast interested in [pleasure filled / queer / adverse / state] intimacies, shame and being Black. She is a graduate of the Pratt MFA in writing and has received support from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the Leslie Scalapino Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tamaas and others.