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May 5, 6:30 pm
Writing across Cultures: A Reading

Workshop poets showcase new work honed in spring 2015 Writing across Cultures sessions led by instructor Rigoberto González, author of Unpeopled Eden, and recipient of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Refreshments to follow. Free and open to the public.

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

May 8, 5 pm
New Works: Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Parneshia Jones and Ladan Osman

Spend an evening enjoying the poetry of Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Parneshia Jones and Ladan Osman. Johnson’s new collection, Darktown Follies, has been praised by Matthew Shenoda as “poetry carved from a past that can only be seen in the light of this moment.” Jones is the recipient of a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and the author of the debut collection Vessel. Ladan Osman’s The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony is the winner of the 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Reception and book signing follow. This event is co-sponsored with the PEN World Voices Festival. Free and open to the public.

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


May 12, 7:30 pm
Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading

Join us as we celebrate the life and work of longtime Cave Canem friend Galway Kinnell (1927-2014) with readings by Jonathan Safran FoerEdward HirschMarie HoweYusef Komunyakaa, Mirah Kozodoy, Sharon OldsMyra ShapiroGerald Stern and C.K. Williams. This event is co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, NYU's Creative Writing Program, Poetry Society of America and Poets House. Reception to follow.

Free and open to the public

The Great Hall
Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street