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February 2020

Poets on Craft: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor & Christian Campbell

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYU Lillian Vernon House, 58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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In this intimate meeting-of-the-minds, hear two exceptional poets, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor and Christian Campbell, read from and discuss their work. A finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, Arrival , praised by Kimiko Hahn as "A stunning contribution to contemporary poetry!" Poet, essayist and scholar, Christian Campbell is the author of Running the Dusk , winner of the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and described by Elizabeth Alexander as "A truly auspicious debut by a brilliant young writer." Cave Canem fellow, performer and creative writing educator, Samantha Thornhill moderates.

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March 2020

Cave Canem Fellows Off-Site Reading

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market Street, Bowie B Balcony Room (4th floor)
San Antonio, Texas 78205 United States
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Experience our annual Off-Site Reading at AWP San Antonio, hosted by the Grand Hyatt Hotel! This year’s reading is headlined by Texas-based Cave Canem fellows francine j. harris and Niki Herd, who will open the night before an additional 15+ fellows share their work in four-minute, rapid-fire intervals. Free and open to the public.

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A Reading & Conversation with Cave Canem Prize Winners: Major Jackson, Donika Kelly and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

March 7 @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Center, Ballroom Level, 900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon of phenomenal poetry and stimulating conversation! Since the publication of Natasha Trethewey's Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000), the Cave Canem Poetry Prize has launched the careers of poets such as Major Jackson, Donika Kelly, Rickey Laurentiis and Tracy K. Smith. The prize has not only changed the trajectory of individual lives, it has also changed the face of literature. Cave Canem Prize winners Major Jackson, Donika Kelly and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon read their prize-winning work, followed by a moderated conversation with Julian Randall about the role the prize has played in their creative lives.

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April 2020

New Works: Aricka Foreman, Dave Harris and Valencia Robin

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NYU Lillian Vernon House, 58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Hear three brilliant Cave Canem fellows read work from their debut collections.  Aricka Foreman is the author of Salt Body Shimmer , described by Luther Hughes of Shade Literary Arts as "Lyrical and rife with utteranceInterior driven and intimately political."  Dave Harris, whose work is praised by Marty Rosen for being "fearless in its scope and means," is a poet and playwright, winner of the 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize and author of Patricide . Recipient of a 2018 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, Valencia Robin's full-length collection, Ridiculous Light , "illuminates in utterly lyrical and necessary ways," as said by Patricia Smith. Free and open to the public.

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Artitude: A Reading

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Free

Join participants in Rico Frederick's spring workshop “Artitude” as they showcase original poems with graphic design elements and posters with poetry centering around empowerment and social awareness. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served. Cave Canem's third-floor loft space at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York is mobility-accessible with an elevator at the main entrance to the building. When planning to attend an event at our Brooklyn headquarters, please call 718.858.0000 to let us know that you…

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Queer Vision: Writing and Reading Queer with Anastacia-Renee

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$10

In this workshop with multi-genre writer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist, Anastacia-Renee, participants will close-read work written by contemporary and queer writers and create multiple pieces, which will mirror the writers in terms of format and topic while simultaneously creating and queering their own poems. We will close with a workshop and discussion regarding queer appropriation as well as the difference between writing queer characters and writing from a queer perspective.

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Beast of No Poetics: A Reading

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Free

Hear participants in Marwa Helal's spring workshop “The Art of the Sample” as they showcase original works that remix old and new texts. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served. Cave Canem's third-floor loft space at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York is mobility-accessible with an elevator at the main entrance to the building. When planning to attend an event at our Brooklyn headquarters, please call 718.858.0000 to let us know that you require wheelchair seating.

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