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December 3, 6:30 pm
Poetry Conversations: A Reading

Join workshop participants as they present new poems developed in Into the Chaos, a Poetry Conversations workshop led by instructor r. erica doyle. Reception to follow.

Free and open to the public.

Cave Canem
20 Jay Street
Suite 310-A
Brooklyn, NY

December 4, 7 pm
F. Douglas Brown: Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading

Come celebrate the New York City launch of F. Douglas Brown’s 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prizewinning Zero to Three (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), lauded by competition judge Tracy K. Smith as “poems [that] lead us from the birth cry in a hospital delivery room, to dusk and revelry in Spain, to modern-day Florida and history-laden Mississippi where Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till were slain.” Brown is joined by Leon Baham and Donika Ross, Honorable Mention recipients for their manuscripts The Book of Imaginary Boys and american taxonomies, respectively. Reception and book signing follow.

Free and open to the public.

New York University
Lillian Vernon House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY

December 7, 2 pm
An Afternoon of Poetry with Tim Seibles and Cave Canem Fellows

Enjoy a reading featuring Cave Canem faculty member Tim Seibles and fellows from the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. Seibles is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently, Fast Animal, winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and a 2012 National Book Award nominee. Reginald Harris hosts.

Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral Street
Central Library, Poe Room
Baltimore MD 21201


December 11, 6 – 9 pm
Color Conversion: Selected Works by William Villalongo
Opening Reception

Come view William Villalongo's Color Conversion: Selected Works, an exhibition of mixed-media prints and paintings that investigate the blurred space between history and myth. The artist describes his oeuvre as “about historical twisting—Modernism and Colonialism and the complex nature of how they relate to each other (Tampa Bay Times, March 23, 2013).” Recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, Villalongo’s work is represented in the holdings of The Whitney Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Yale University Art Gallery and El Museo del Barrio. Free and open to the public.

Save the Date!
January 29, 2015, 6 pm
Cave Canem Anthology XIV Book Launch
Ring in 2015 with a reading celebrating the launch of Cave Canem Anthology XIV: Poems 2010-2011 (Willow Books, 2015), a new collection boasting cover art by Mr. Villalongo.

The exhibition will be on display through January 29, 2015 and may be viewed by appointment, Monday-Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm.

Cave Canem
20 Jay Street
Suite 310-A
Brooklyn, NY