This annual Cave Canem poetry reading at the Pratt features three dynamic young voices: Samiya Bashir, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, and Ronaldo V. Wilson.
Samiya Bashir is the author of Gospel and Where the Apple Falls, a Poetry Foundation bestseller and finalist for the 2005 Lambda Literary Award. Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon was the 2001 Cave Canem Prize winner; her new collection is Open Interval, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Poetry. Ronaldo Wilson received the 2007 Cave Canem Prize for Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man.
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