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August 2018

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

August 4 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Enjoy a night of poetry with Cave Canem friend and fellows! Poets Rico Frederick, Erica Mapp and Camille Rankine read in celebration of the work and artistry of Caribbean communities. This program is co-presented as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays event series. Free and open to the public.

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Cave Canem at Bryant Park

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bryant Park Reading Room,
Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY United States
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August 2018 Bryant Park Reading Event Photo

Join Cave Canem poets for an evening of poetry in Bryant Park with Christian Campbell, Myronn Hardy, Dawn Lundy Martin and Michelle Whittaker. Free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event is held under a tent at the Reading Room.

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September 2018

Poets on Craft: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Jennifer Chang

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The New School, Wollman Hall,
65 West 11th Street
New York, 10011 United States
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Hear two exceptional poets read from and discuss their work in this intimate meeting-of-the-minds. Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is a Cave Canem fellow and author of PERSONAL SCIENCE (Tupelo Press, 2017). Jennifer Chang's SOME SAY THE LARK (Alice James Books, 2017) won the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award, and was long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award. Cave Canem fellow Camonghne Felix moderates. Free and open to the public.

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October 2018

New Works: Tim Seibles, Safiya Sinclair and Jacqueline Allen Trimble

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center,
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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October 9 New Works

Enjoy a display of exceptional poetry showcasing new collections by Cave Canem faculty member Tim Seibles, friend Safiya Sinclair and fellow Jacqueline Allen Trimble. Heralded by Martin Espada as "a poet of extraordinary sensitivity," Tim Seibles is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently ONE TURN AROUND THE SUN (Etruscan Press, 2017). Safiya Sinclair is the author of CANNIBAL (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), which Publisher's Weekly calls a “stunning debut collection.” Jacqueline Allen Trimble's debut collection AMERICAN HAPPINESS...

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New Works: Marcus Jackson, Amanda Johnston and Dustin Pearson

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Lillian Vernon House,
58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Come celebrate the recent publications of new work by three extraordinary Cave Canem poets. Marcus Jackson is the author of NEIGHBORHOOD REGISTER (CavanKerry Press, 2011) and most recently, PARDON MY HEART (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2018), of which Peter Covino feted as "a lyrically complex, beautifully integrated collection." Amanda Johnston's debut ANOTHER WAY TO SAY ENTER (Argus House Press, 2017) holds poems that possess "A beautifully crafted, fierce and compelling voice" as said by Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte. Dustin Pearson is the author of MILLENNIAL ROOST...

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