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2023 Derricotte/Eady Prize Application

October 6, 2023 @ 12:00 am - November 5, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

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Since 2015, Cave Canem has collaborated with O, Miami to spotlight exceptional chapbook-length manuscripts by Black poets. The winner of the prize receives a $1000 award, publication of their manuscript by O, Miami Books, 10 copies of the chapbook, a residency in The Writer’s Room at The Betsy Hotel in Miami, and a featured reading at the O, Miami Poetry Festival in April. Previous judges were:  Robin Coste Lewis (2010); Dawn Lundy Martin (1998); Ross Gay (2003); Major Jackson (1996); Danez Smith (2011); Mahogany L. Browne (2007); and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (2008).

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About the Judge: 

Tara Betts (2002) is the author of Refuse to Disappear, Break the Habit, and Arc & Hue. Tara was the inaugural Poet for the People at University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Pozen Center. She is currently the Professor of Practice and Poet in Residence at DePaul University’s Peace, Conflict Studies, and Social Justice Program. Tara also coedited The Beiging of America: Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century, a new edition of Philippa Duke Schuyler’s memoir Adventures in Black and White, and Carving Out Rights from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex. In addition to writing new fiction, She is working on poems for her second collaboration with Peggy Choy Dance Company and co-editing an anthology of Bop Poems with Afaa M. Weaver.

O, Miami builds literary culture in Miami, FL. In collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami produces a visiting writer series, a publishing imprint, a poets-in-the-community workshop program, and the O, Miami Poetry Festival, which has the annual goal of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem during the month of April. O, Miami publishes print books, e-books, zines, chapbooks, posters, and other stuff. The mission of our publishing program is to contribute to a regional identity for Miami-based literary publishing and provide opportunities for South Florida voices to find new audiences. For more, visit omiami.org.

Co-presented by O, Miami.


October 6, 2023 @ 12:00 am
November 5, 2023 @ 11:59 pm