Cave Canem Evening


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Toi Derricotte

Toi Derricotte, co-founder of Cave Canem, is the author of five books. The latest, a memoir, The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey, is an extraordinary and courageous account of race in the U.S....

Toi Derricotte full bio


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Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady is the author of six books of poetry including You Don’t Miss Your Water, The Autobiography of a Jukebox, and Brutal Imagination, and is co-founder of Cave Canem. His work has appeared...

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Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is the author of Hip Logic, Muscular Music and most recently, Wind in a Box. Of poetry he has said, “Ultimately I’m interested in a Whitmanesque notion of poetry. Apoetry open-armed...

Terrance Hayes full bio


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Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith‘s latest poetry book is Teahouse of the Almighty. She is the author of three previous books including Life According to Motown, and her work has appeared in The Paris Review and in...

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


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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