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August 2017
Free

Cave Canem at Bryant Park

August 29 @ 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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Join Cave Canem for an evening of poetry in Bryant Park with Teri Cross Davis, Cynthia Manick, Ladan Osman and Iain Haley Pollock. Free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event is held under a tent at the Reading Room. Teri Cross Davis is the author of Haint (Gival Press, 2016). She is a Cave Canem fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and has attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.…

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September 2017
$5 - $10

Exile and Exaltation: A Brief Look at 100 Years of the Shared History Between Filipinos and Black Folks: A Lecture by Patrick Rosal

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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As if the Black imagination had hit a low point between Reconstruction and the Great Migration, the period between 1890 and 1920 has been called "the nadir" of African American history. But what if this era of Black culture was left out of history in order to preserve the American fantasy of imperialism and expansionism? What if, as a result of the distortion of the story of the Philippine-American War (c.1898-), Filipino and Filipino American history was lost along with…

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Poets on Craft: Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn

September 26 @ 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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Join us for an exciting evening of poetry and conversation between poets Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn. Bingham-Risher is the author of Conversion, winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and What We Ask of Flesh, which Lucille Clifton said "...sees with a brave eye and hears the music of all our languages, validating each." Youn is the author of BLACKACRE, which won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America and was described by the Chicago Tribune as "gorgeous and intellectually scintillating." Fellow Brian Francis moderates. Free…

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October 2017
Free

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

October 7 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Jessica Lanay Moore at the Brooklyn Museum

Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Jessica Lanay read work celebrating the past, present and future of the Americas in honor of Latinx and Hispanic people(s) whose work, artistry and experience transcends borders. This presentation is part of the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays event series. Darrel Alejandro Holnes is a poet and playwright from Panama City, Panama. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere in print and online. Several of his poems have won awards including the…

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Free

Millay Colony Residents Read

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Enjoy the work of fellows Aricka Foreman and Lauren Russell, recipients of the Cave Canem residency to Millay Colony. Foreman is the author of Dream with a Glass Chamber (YesYes Books, 2016), which Natasha Mijares writes "is as much a respite for the body as it is the mind." Russell is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and author of What’s Hanging on the Hush, her first full-length book, out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. Co-sponsored by NYU's Contemporary Literature Series. Free and open to the…

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November 2017
Free

New Works: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Cortney Lamar Charleston and t’ai freedom ford

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The New School, Wollman Hall,
65 West 11th Street
New York, 10011 United States
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Join us for an evening of poetry showcasing new collections by three fabulous poets. Boyce-Taylor is the author of Arrival (Northwestern University Press, 2017), which Patrick Rosal describes as "wise and free and full of the weeping and laughter that might just help you survive." ford's debut collection how to get over (Red Hen Press 2017) was called a "a Live/Lie/Love/Die survival guide for survivors of drug wars and hip hop fantasies" by Tyehimba Jess. Charleston is the author of Telepathologies, which, in the words of D.A.…

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Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading: Laura Swearingen-Steadwell

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Lillian Vernon House,
58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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November 3 New Works

Hear 2016 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize winner Laura Swearingen-Steadwell read from her second book of poems, All Blue So Late, which Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess calls "a haunting coming of age; a slow and writhing eruption of womanhood through layers of heat, siren and loss.” Reginald Flood, honorable mention for I Hear Em Say War Is Still Going On In the World, as well as contest judge and Cave Canem president Jacqueline Jones LaMon, begin the evening with introductory readings. Free and open to the public. Refreshments…

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Free

Poetry Conversations: A Reading

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in DéLana R.A. Dameron’s workshop “A Street in Brooklyn: Writing into the Urban Landscape” as they share new work written in fall sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.                  

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A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center,
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, 10128 United States
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The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center hosts an evening of readings to celebrate the centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks—part of a year-long, nationwide tribute to one of America’s most influential poets. This event will feature presentations by Elizabeth Alexander, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marilyn Nelson, Atsuro Riley, Sapphire, Solmaz Sharif and Patricia Smith. Co-sponsored by Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration, the Academy of American Poets, the NYU Creative Writing Program, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House…

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Writing and Revising in 3-D: A Reading

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in Joel Dias-Porter’s workshop “Writing and Revising in 3-D” as they share new work honed in fall sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.                

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