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An Afternoon of Poetry: Readings by Cave Canem Poets

An Afternoon of Poetry: Readings by Cave Canem Poets

Join us for the annual Cave Canem poetry reading featuring Kyle Dargan and local Cave Canem fellows.

Hosted by Reginald Harris from Poets House, New York City.

Kyle Dargan is the author of the poetry collection Anagnorisis, which was awarded the 2019 Lenore Marshall Prize and longlisted for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His four previous collections, Honest EngineLogorrhea DementiaBouquet of Hungers and The Listening–were all published by the University of Georgia Press. For his work, he has also received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Dargan has partnered with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to produce poetry programming at the White House and Library of Congress. He’s worked with and supports a number of youth writing organizations, such as 826DC, Writopia Lab, Young Writers Workshop and the Dodge Poetry high schools program. He is currently an Associate Professor of literature and Assistant Director of creative writing at American University, as well as the founder and editor of POST NO ILLS magazine. 

Also hear from: Abdul Ali, Teri Cross, Alan King, Saida Agostini, Cedrick Tillman, Kateema Lee, Hayes Davis.

Founded by Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape, Cave Canem Foundation is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Presented in partnership with CityLit Project.

Recorded On: Sunday, December 1, 2019