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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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Enjoy a night of poetry with the participants of Anastacia-Reneé's workshop “Time Keeping and Time Travel” as they share new poems that bend, restructure and reimagine “form." 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…Find out more »
Join participants in LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs' workshop “Procedures, Discomforts and Retellings” as they share new work honed in fall sessions that explore what inspires them to write. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.Find out more »
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.
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,…Find out more »