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October 2018

New Works: Marcus Jackson, Amanda Johnston and Dustin Pearson

October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Lillian Vernon House, 58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Free

Come celebrate the recent publications of new work by three extraordinary Cave Canem poets. Marcus Jackson is the author of Neighborhood Register (CavanKerry Press, 2011) and most recently, Pardon My Heart (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2018), of which Peter Covino feted as "a lyrically complex, beautifully integrated collection." Amanda Johnston's debut Another Way to Say Enter  (Argus House Press, 2017) holds poems that possess "A beautifully crafted, fierce and compelling voice" as said by Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte. Dustin Pearson is the author of Millennial Roost ...

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Boarding the Voyage: A Lecture by Robin Coste Lewis

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$10.00

In this lecture, Robin Coste Lewis will read her lyrical essay, “Boarding the Voyage: The Archive as Altar, Research as Ritual,” which explores how research and literary efforts toward social change can transform from scholarly engagement to acts of communal devotion. More particularly, the reading will focus on how excavations of race, gender, and desire—and the writing those findings engender—can be metaphorical expressions of faith, and a reclamation of lost deities. The cost to attend this lecture is $10. To register, please…

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The Race Within Erasure: A Master Class with Robin Coste Lewis

October 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$10.00

The valiant practice of poetic erasure has enjoyed more accolades in recent years, but the genre isn't new, nor is it specific to poetry. In fact, erasure can be seen everywhere, in every genre and artistic medium—not just poetry—and certainly not only in the literary arts. In every way—historically, politically, aesthetically—we are constantly erasing and being erased. Entire nations and histories, even categories of identity, come and go in both fluid and violent ways. Indeed, one could argue the entire…

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November 2018

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

November 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Enjoy a lively night of poetry with Cave Canem fellows Sean Des Vignes, Joel Dias-Porter and Omotara James as they share work in celebration of the Brooklyn Museum's 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. This presentation is part of the Museum’s First Saturdays event series. Free and open to the public.

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Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading: Julian Randall

November 29, 2018 @ 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 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner Julian Randall read from his debut Refuse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) of which the final prize judge Vievee Francis says, "Ultimately, these poems renounce. Randall’s work speaks to his refusal to abide by the expected boundaries and binaries set out for him." Vievee Francis, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, honorable mention for Stepmotherland, and Shayla Lawson, honorable mention for Ti Ador(n)o, kick off the evening with introductory readings.

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December 2018

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

December 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Join us for an evening of exceptional poetry with Cave Canem fellows Hafizah Geter, Cynthia Manick and Nicholas Nichols, who read as part of a celebration of Brooklyn-based artists and the Brooklyn Museum's new 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. This presentation is part of the Museum's First Saturdays event series. Free and open to the public. Born in Zaria, Nigeria,…

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January 2019

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

January 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Commemorate a new year and new futures with readings from Cave Canem fellows S. Erin Batiste, Ama Codjoe and Kyla Marshell. 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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February 2019

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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. This is a ticketed event, open to the public. (Tickets are free and will be distributed in the lobby on the day-of, one hour before the start of the program.)...

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Walking the Walk: Poetry, Equity & Anti-Racism in the Literary Arts

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$20

Cave Canem is thrilled to host an anti-racism workshop to engage community building within the arts around issues of racism and equity. This second offering of  "Walking the Walk: Poetry, Equity & Anti-Racism in the Literary Arts" is a five-hour integrative anti-racism workshop & training geared towards leaders working in the literary arts. This workshop intends to impact the programming and work environments of arts institutions by training key administrators in anti-racist approaches, language and understandings. The workshop is led…

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Cave Canem Legacy Conversations: 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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