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Regional Workshop Reading | NYC
November 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. (ET)
Cave Canem Headquarters
20 Jay Street, 310A, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Join Bakar Wilson’s final Cave Canem Fall Workshop session, for a reading from students and Wilson himself.
Familiarity with traditional forms isn’t necessary for this generative workshop; we will play with language and look at poets who create forms for themselves: Harryette Mullen, John Yau, Elaine Equi, Carl Phillips and others. Let us play on the page. Be prepared to take risks. By studying and workshopping both these poets and your own work, we will create poems unlike others you have seen before to create new ways of writing poetry.
Bakar Wilson (1999) has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Community of Writers, and the Colgate Writers’ Conference. He has performed his work at the Bowery Poetry Club, Poetry Project, The Studio Museum of Harlem, and The Asian-American Writer’s Workshop among others. His poetry has appeared in The Vanderbilt Review, The Lumberyard Radio Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology, and The Ostrich Review among others. Bakar curated and hosted an hour of poetry at the Whitney Biennial in 2022 for their poetry marathon in collaboration with A Gathering of the Tribes and received a commission from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2022 for Juneteenth. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Bakar received his B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and his M.A. in Creative Writing from The City College of New York. He is an Adjunct Lecturer of English and Creative Writing at Borough of Manhattan Community College at CUNY.
This program is supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation and is also supported in part by the Consolidated Edison Company of New York and the National Endowment for the Arts.