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Toi Derricotte‘s work has been described by as “one of the most beautiful and necessary voices in American poetry today.” Derricotte was a featured poet at a reading hosted by City of Asylum Pittsburgh and Cave Canem
In this video, Pulitzer-prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey reads at an event hosted by Cave Canem and City of Asylum Pittsburgh, which also featured poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, and special guest Amiri Baraka.
On Thursday June 23, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh partnered with the African-American poetry collective Cave Canem to host a reading with poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Natasha Trethewey, and Amiri Baraka.
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