Why Do So Few Blacks Study Creative Writing?: Poetry by Cornelius Eady

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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.

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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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