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October 2019

New Works: Geffrey Davis, Camonghne Felix and Ladan Osman

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
New York, 10011 United States
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Come celebrate the recent publications of new work by three brilliant Cave Canem poets. Praised by Cave Canem faculty Chris Abani as "a quietly brilliant poet," Geffrey Davis' most recent poetry collection Night Angler is winner of the 2018 James Laughlin Award. Camonghne Felix is author of Build Yourself a Boat, a collection of which poet Morgan Parker says "heralds a thrillingly new form of storytelling.”  Ladan Osman, who poet Danez Smith says is "one of the most alive minds in poetry today," is author of two full-length collections, most recently, Exiles of Eden.

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The Art of the Sample: A Reading

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Hear participants in Cortney Lamar Charleston's fall 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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November 2019

Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading: Tsitsi Jaji

November 7 @ 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 2018 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize-winner Tsitsi Jaji read from her second book of poems Mother Tongues, selected by Matthew Shenoda, who says that “With considered precision and a scholar’s lens, we dive deep into the cultural productions of a global Africa rife with brilliance and possibility.”  Irene Mathieu, honorable mention for Grand Marronage, as well as contest judge and 2019 Cave Canem guest poet Matthew Shenoda, begin the evening with introductory readings. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow.

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BEAT THE DEAD HORSE!: A Reading

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Hear participants in Angel Nafis' fall workshop “BEAT THE DEAD HORSE!” showcase new and vibrant ways to engage their poetic obsessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served. This program is made possible by generous contributions from The Jerome Foundation. 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…

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Legacy Conversations: Marilyn Nelson and Gregory Pardlo

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us for an unforgettable evening of poetry and conversation with Cave Canem Elder Marilyn Nelson and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo as they explore the nuances of writing one's family history.  An elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and recipient of the 2019 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation, Marilyn Nelson is the author of numerous poetry collections and books for children and young adults. Her most recent publications include the memoir How I Discovered Poetry and poetry collection, My Seneca Village . Gregory Pardlo is, most recently, author of Air Traffic memoir in essay, and the poetry collection, Digest, winner the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award. Cave Canem fellow and scholar Chiyuma Elliot moderates.

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December 2019

Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading: Malcolm Tariq

December 5 @ 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 2018 Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winner Malcolm Tariq read from his debut poetry collection Heed the Hollow, praised by final prize judge Chris Abani for holding poems that "are lyrically complex, charged, artfully and erotically made. It’s a rare and exciting debut.” Cave Canem faculty Chris Abani, recipient of a Guggenheim Award and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, kicks off the evening with an introductory reading.

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