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An Afternoon of Poetry: Readings by Cave Canem Poets featuring Danez Smith

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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This annual poetry reading features Danez Smith and Cave Canem fellows Abdul Ali, Teri Cross Davis, Hayes Davis, Alan King, Kateema Lee, Steven Levya, and Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Hosted by Reginald Harris from Poets House, New York City. Co-sponsored by Pratt Library and CityLit.

Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017), a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Poetry. Danez is also the author of two chapbooks, hands on your knees (2013, Penmanship Books) and black movie (2015, Button Poetry), winner of the Button Poetry Prize. Danez is the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Danez’s work has been featured widely including on Buzzfeed, Blavity, PBS NewsHour, and on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


December 3, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


University of Baltimore, Wright Theater UB Student Center, 5th Floor,
21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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