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Cave Canem Faculty Read
December 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Enjoy an afternoon of poetry featuring Cave Canem co-founder Cornelius Eady and former faculty member Marilyn Nelson at Wright Theater at the University of Baltimore. Co-sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Free and open to the public.
University of Baltimore Student Center
21 W. Mt Royal Avenue, 5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Cave Canem co-founder Cornelius Eady is the author of several books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Hardheaded Weather, an NAACP Image Award nominee; Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets; and The Gathering of My Name, nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy, and The Prairie Schooner Strousse Award.
Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of 17 books of poems and the memoir How I Discovered Poetry. Her The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems won the 1998 Poets’ Prize; Carver: A Life In Poems received the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award; and Fortune’s Bones was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Her honors include two National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America. She served as Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut 2001 – 2006.