Video: Poet Angela Jackson Reads at Cave Canem 2012

by Sampsonia Way    /  August 8, 2012  / No comments

Poem locations: 'Glory Land' (0:00), 'Choosing the Blues' (3:15), 'After the Killing' (4:32), 'The Smoke Queen' (5:57), 'The Man with the White Liver' (10:13)


On June 21, Cave Canem, in partnership with City of Asylum Pittsburgh, presented a free reading on Pittsburgh’s Monterey Street where Angela Jackson read, along with poets Nikky Finney, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Terrance Hayes.

Angela Jackson

Poet Angela Jackson.



Angela Jackson
was born in Greenville, Mississippi, raised on Chicago’s South Side, and educated at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. She is the author of five books of poetry, including And All These Roads Be Luminous, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Dark Legs and Silk Kisses: The Beatitudes of the Spinners, winner of the 1993 Chicago Sun-Times Book of the Year Award in Poetry and the 1994 Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry. Her Where I Must Go: A Novel was published in 2009 by Triquarterly Books. Her plays include Witness! (1978), Shango Diaspora: An African-American Myth of Womanhood and Love (1980), and When the Wind Blows (1984).

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