Why Do So Few Blacks Study Creative Writing?: Poetry by Cornelius Eady
In June 2011, Sampsonia Way asked poet Cornelius Eady if there was a personal story that made him believe Cave Canem, an organization of African-American poets he co-founded in 1996, was an indispensable institution in the United States. Eady sent back the following poem, from his third book The Gathering of My Name (CMU press, 1991), as his response.
Read Sampsonia Way‘s interview with Cornelius Eady.