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August 5, 7 pm
Poetry & Music at Bryant Park’s Word for Word Reading Series

Spend an evening in the park enjoying the poetry of Cave Canem fellows Kyle Dargan, author of three collections of poetry, most recently Logorrhea Dementia,  a romantic collection “with an insatiable desire to construct new meaning (Thomas Sayers Ellis)”; Niki Herd, whose The Language of Shedding Skin has been hailed by Afaa M. Weaver as “a resolute wind song of chimes strung with steely nerves”; and Derrick Weston Brown, balance[ing]the bridge between Ellington and the sacred tribes of hip-hop (Tyehimba Jess)” with selections from his debut collection Wisdom Teeth. Evocative music by Cave Canem co-founder Cornelius Eady and his band Rough Magic will punctuate the readings. CD and book signing follows. Event is free and open to the public.

Bryant Park Reading Room
42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY

In case of inclement weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

August 20, 11:59 pm
Deadline to Apply for New York City Workshops!

Fall Workshop: Letters to the Future, with Erica Hunt

A workshop for intermediate-to-advanced African American poets living in New York City, Letters to the Future will explore methods of documentary poetics to address an imagined future audience attentive to Black experience. Find complete information here.


Thursdays, 6-9 pm
October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6 & 13
Public Reading: Thursday, November 20, 6pm

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

Poetry Conversations Workshop: Into the Chaos, with r. erica doyle

An open-enrollment workshop for poets of color at the beginning-to-intermediate stage of their writing enterprise, Into the Chaos is an invitation to de-program our process in order to dance and tangle in the space between knowing and understanding. Find complete information here.


Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm
October 8, 15, 22 & 29; November 5, 12 & 19
Public Reading: Wednesday, December 3, 6pm

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