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I bhFad igCéin (Far Afield): Cave Canem & Poetry Ireland

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Cave Canem has partnered with Poetry Ireland in its International Residencies program, I bhFad igCéin (Far Afield), to bring a poet to The City to write and experience the literary life abroad. At the end of her residency, Nithy Kasa will join Cave Canem Fellow Safia Jama in a reading at the Irish Arts Center.


Nithy Kasa is the author of Palm Wine Tapper The Boy at Jericho. Kara was born in Kimpese and raised in Kinshasa and in Galway. She received the Poetry Ireland Commission 2020, and was shortlisted for The Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award 2021.

Safia Jama is the author of Notes on Resilience (New-Generation African Poets series/Akashic Books). Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Boston Review, World Literature Today, Spoken Black Girl, and Poem-a-Day. Jama is a Cave Canem Fellow and professor in the English Department of Baruch College, City University of New York.


This program is supported, in part, by Amazon Literary Partnership Poetry Fund in partnership with the Academy of American Poets; Consolidated Edison Company of New York; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York State Council on the Arts. Co-presented with Poetry Ireland and the Irish Arts Center.



April 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Irish Arts Center
726 11th Ave.
New York, 10019 United States
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