Cornelius Eady: Three Poems and a Song

by Sampsonia Way    /  April 5, 2012  / No comments

Cornelius Eady reading at Cave Canem 2011. Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Cornelius Eady is a poet and co-founder of Cave Canem. He is the author of eight books of poetry and a finalist for the National Book Award, as well as a contributor to Sampsonia Way.

In September we asked Eady to send us some unpublished poems and he generously sent us six. Today we present three more: “Don’t Bum Out The Musicians,” “Toi,” and “My Niece Marie Explains Her Michael Jackson Project.”

Accompanying the poems is Eady’s exclusive song “Coltrane’s House,” a collaboration with songwriter Bernie Heveron featuring Joy Harjo on saxophone.

 


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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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