Live in the Alphabet City Tent: Poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

by Sampsonia Way    /  August 14, 2014  / No comments

On June 19, Cave Canem, in partnership with City of Asylum Pittsburgh, presented a free reading in the Alphabet City Tent where Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon read, along with Patricia Smith and Tim Seibles.

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon was one of three readers at this year’s Cave Canem reading, held at City of Asylum Pittsburgh. Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon is the author of Open Interval, a 2009 National Book Award finalist, and Black Swan, winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, as well as Poems in Conversation and a Conversation, a chapbook in collaboration with Elizabeth Alexander. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and in such journals as African American Review, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Shenandoah. She is currently at work on a third collection, The Coal Tar Colors.

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