Cave Canem Evening


About this Event

Cave Canem Evening featured Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Terrance Hayes, Patricia Smith, and Frank X Walker. Cave Canem (Beware of the Dog) is an organization committed to the discovery and cultivation of new voices in African American poetry.


Audio from this Event

Cave Canem Evening featuring Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Terrance Hayes, Patricia Smith, and Frank X Walker | Duration: 2:10:36

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Toi Derricotte

Toi Derricotte is the author of I: New & Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019), a 2019 National Book Award finalist; The Undertaker’s Daughter (2011), and four earlier collections of...

Toi Derricotte full bio


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Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, April 2008). His second book, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, won the Lamont...

Cornelius Eady full bio


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Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is the author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry; To Float in the Space Between: Drawings and Essays in...

Terrance Hayes full bio


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Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith is the author of seven books of poetry, including Incendiary Art (2017), poems about Emmett Till, which won an NAACP Image Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and the Los Angeles...

Patricia Smith full bio


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Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker is the author of five collections of poetry including Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York (2003), which won the Lillian Smith Book Award; Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride (2010); and...

Frank X Walker full bio


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