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Cave Canem at Twenty: Reflections From ’96 November 30, 2016: Recently, I called upon the mild mannered, ferociously enthusiastic cofounder of Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady. I was curious about his perspective on the last two decades of CC. He shared stories with [...] by

Borzutzky, Cave Canem Take Home National Book Awards November 17, 2016: Breaking news! The 2016 National Book Award in Poetry has gone to Daniel Borzutzky for The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press), while the Literarian Award, for “outstanding service [...] by

Cave Canem’s Twentieth Anniversary November 4, 2016: This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Cave Canem, the organization that calls itself “a home for black poetry,” the organization that, I would argue, has changed the face of [...] by

Searching for Tía Harriet September 30, 2016: Every once in a while I’ll hear a Latinx poet on social media describe getting published in Poetry as a dream come true. Invariably I’ll roll my inner eye. Sure, I get the prestige and the fact [...] by

‘I Have a Right to be Angry:’ #BlackPoetsSpeakOut at Mashable December 8, 2014: Black poets are speaking out! In response to the killing of unarmed African-American men like 18- year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year, poets from the esteemed [...] by

La Vida Poetica: aka Can You Community? September 22, 2014: Last week I went to a celebration for the life of Maya Angelou. On Friday, September 19, I went to a birthday celebration for Sonia Sanchez. My mother, may she be happy in heaven, always said give [...] by

Yale’s Beinecke Library Acquires Cornelius Eady Papers and Cave Canem Foundation Records September 10, 2014: What great news for Yale, Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem, and all the rest of us! Yesterday the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library announced they acquired the literary archive for poet, [...] by

What We Write About When We Write About April 24, 2014: Last month, sitting in a Brooklyn living room at a salon for women writers, a poet was talking about content. There was this notion among poets, she said, that a poem need not be about anything. That [...] by

Sorry I’m Late / Compared to What? April 14, 2014: I read with interest George Quasha’s recent post “Self-evidence with Difficulty,” drawn especially to these sentences: Duncan used to say that he and Charles Olson had made work that insisted [...] by

Roll Over Ezra: Musical Adventures with a Literary Band April 30, 2013: In January, I released two audio chapbooks; Asking for the Moon (Red Glass Books) and Book of Hooks (Kattywompus Press). Both books have CD’s with songs; Book of Hooks is a double CD. There’s [...] by