Cave Canem and the Brooklyn Museum Present Soul of a Nation Reading Series

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Since 2016, Cave Canem and the Brooklyn Museum have partnered to produce readings that bring together lovers of poetry and visual arts alike. Offered as part of the Museum’s First Saturdays, attendees enjoy lively, multi-media programs held in the Museum’s galleries. With feature readings from Cave Canem fellows and friends, the program attracts a large and diverse crowd. As one audience member expressed, “Listening to the seamless lines filled with rhythm, empathy and inquiry soothed my soul. I felt a sense of pride as a Brooklyn native at how the Brooklyn Museum audiences have grown.”

This year, in association with the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Cave Canem’s partnership with the Brooklyn Museum expanded to feature events each month from October 2018 to February 2019. Soul of a Nation, which showcases Black art produced in the politically turbulent time from 1963 to 1983, features a broad range of aesthetic and cultural traditions that simultaneously celebrate, memorialize and critique the era in which they were created.

Join us on October 6th, 2018 at 7 pm as the program’s expansion kicks off with poets María Fernanda, Roberto Carlos Garcia and Gabriel Ramirez. Stay up to date about our upcoming events with our online calendar and social media announcements!