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June 2018
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Cave Canem Faculty Reading & Conversation

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join us for an evening with Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem co-founder, and Evie Shockley, 2018 Pultizer Prize finalist, who will read from their work and engage in a conversation. A book signing and refreshments follow. Eady is the author of eight poetry collections, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets and most recently, Hardheaded Weather, nominated for an NAACP Image Award. With his band Rough Magic, he has released…

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Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Come hear a second round of this year’s fellows read original work in 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.      

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Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.        

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Cave Canem Faculty Read at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Alphabet City,
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Enjoy an evening of poetry with acclaimed poets and 2018 retreat faculty Chris Abani, Robin Coste Lewis and Amber Flora Thomas at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. Recipient of a Guggenheim Award, Abani is the author of Sanctificum (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), and There Are No Names for Red (Red Hen Press, 2010) among other works of poetry and fiction. Lewis is the current poet laureate of Los Angeles and author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), which won the National Book Award. Thomas is the author of The Rabbits Could Sing (University…

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Because Blackness Like Poetry Means Many Things: Celebrating Cave Canem

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater,
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Celebrate Cave Canem with exceptional readings by Cave Canem fellows Samiya Bashir, Eisa Davis, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and avery r. young. This celebration's theme, “Blackness like poetry means many things,” draws from Terrance Hayes’s 2016 speech at the National Book Awards, when Cave Canem won the Literarian Award. Bashir is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Field Theories (Nightboat Books, 2017), of which Major Jackson notes, "each poem makes a spectacular event of artful speech that dances on the ridgeline of this brilliant poets’ history,…

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