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19th of May 2017

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Christina Springer: Poet of the Week

Them Ghosts them ghosts gonna respect no privacy or tenderness hobble they tires like runaways pick out suspension busting potholes cut strings like ham sing the stillborn song holler down holy hell them ghosts gonna sprinkle glass in they food rub fingernails on they larynx bite out they tongues burn up they dinner in they…

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29th of March 2017

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DOGBYTES Interview: Clint Smith

Clint Smith is a writer and doctoral candidate at Harvard University and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and the National Science Foundation. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and was a speaker at the 2015 TED Conference. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, American…

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24th of February 2017

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DOGBYTES Interview: Tara Betts

Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue. Her chapbooks include the upcoming Never Been Lois Lane; 7 x 7: kwansabas; and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. Tara holds an MFA from New England College and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. Her poems, essays and short stories have…

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16th of November 2016

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DOGBYTES Interview: Kyle Dargan

Kyle Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry, Honest Engine (2015), Logorrhea Dementia (2010), Bouquet of Hungers (2007) and The Listening (2003), all published by the University of Georgia Press. For his work, he has received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His…

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27th of October 2016

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Lucille Clifton & Sonia Sanchez: Mirrors & Windows

In this Legacy Conversation from 2001, former faculty Lucille Clifton and Sonia Sanchez read and discuss their work with fellow Eisa Davis. “I borrow something from Rudine Sims who said that all children, and I think all adults, as well, need mirrors and windows—mirrors in which they can see themselves; windows through which they can…

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5th of July 2016

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Tina Chang & Tracy K. Smith’s conversation on poetry and friendship

In their talk at Cave Canem on May 19, “The Spirit That Is Charged: A Conversation about Poetry and Friendship,” Tina Chang and Tracy K. Smith offered a glimpse into their 20-plus years of friendship, sharing anecdotes and letters from their days as MFA students at Columbia and speaking with candor about writing, marriage, parenthood,…

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21st of June 2016

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DOGBYTES Interview: Tyehimba Jess

Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Olio, his second collection, was published by Wave Books in April 2016. Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU alumnus, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship…

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7th of June 2016

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DOGBYTES Interview: Evie Shockley

2016 Cave Canem retreat faculty member Evie Shockley is the author of four collections of poetry—most recently, the new black, winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry—as well as a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry. Her poetry and essays appear widely in journals and anthologies, recently…

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23rd of May 2016

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DOGBYTES Interview: Camille Rankine

Camille Rankine’s first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses was published by Copper Canyon Press in January 2016. She is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America’s 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, and a recipient of a 2010 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poetry has…

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11th of May 2016

(Cambridge, MA - April 21, 2010) - Jericho Brown, who teaches creative writing as an assistant professor of English at the University of San Diego, is a Radcliffe Fellow, working on his second collection, ìThe New Testament.î The manuscript includes poems chronicling the lives of television news anchors who came to popularity in the 1980s and their reporting on the AIDS epidemic. He is pictured in the Radcliffe Gymnasium before his poetry reading. Staff Photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University News Office
DOGBYTES Interview: Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and  Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second…

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