Cave Canem Legacy Conversation: Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady
February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Cave Canem’s co-founders come together for a timely conversation on building spaces from scratch and cultivating the stories vital to our histories, healing and the black voice. Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady founded Cave Canem in 1996 to remedy the underrepresentation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape. Nearly twenty-five years after the foundation’s inception, these vital poets reflect on the nation’s home for Black poetry. Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather (2008). Toi Derricotte has published five collections of poetry, most recently The Undertaker’s Daughter (2011). The conversation will be moderated by Tracie D. Hall, the Director of the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program and a Cave Canem fellow. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Foundation.