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February 2019

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Enjoy a night with Cave Canem fellows Naomi Extra, Stephanie Jean and Karisma Price, as they read in honor of Black History Month. This presentation is part of the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays event series and also celebrates the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, which shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983. Free and open to the public.

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Cave Canem Legacy Conversation: Tyehimba Jess & Patricia Smith

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Explore the love-hate relationship between spoken-word and written poetry, which remains fraught in the literary world and often incites questions of race, class and respectability. This reading by and dialogue between page and stage poets features Pulitzer Prize-winner Tyehimba Jess and Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winner Patricia Smith, aiming to both deconstruct and illuminate the multitudes within poetry and form. Cave Canem fellow Nate Marshall moderates. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Foundation. Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry. Olio (Wave…

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