Poetry Reading: Cave Canem Voices

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Cave Canem Reading 2010

On June 23, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh will partner with Cave Canem to host a reading with Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Natasha Trethewey and Amiri Baraka. The event will take place on the 1400 block of Monterey Street at 7:30 PM.

See more details on the June 23 reading. To reserve your seat, email lauramustiocoap@gmail.com.


In 1996, poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady founded Cave Canem as a retreat for black poets. Since then, the organization has grown in size and reputation. It is now a renowned and influential institution with an annual writing retreat at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, two book prizes with well-known presses, and a national reading series.

Last year Toi Derricotte talked with Sampsonia Way about the history of Cave Canem and how it supports free expression for African-American writers. Read the interview.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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