Responding to an Ongoing Problem in American Poetry: Cave Canem 2013

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“Cave Canem is a response to an on-going problem in American Poetry, not a solution. It emboldens some of us to challenge the assumptions some hold of the African American poetic,” says Cornelius Eady, a co-founder of Cave Canem, in his most recent interview at Sampsonia Way.

On Thursday, June 20th City of Asylum/Pittsburgh will partner with Cave Canem to host a reading featuring poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Harryette Mullen, Chris Abani and musicians James Brandon Lewis, Concetta Abbate and Charlie Rauh. Click to reserve your free seats in advance.

Sampsonia Way highlights its interviews with Cave Canem fellows and faculty over the past three years.  For full interviews, click on the caption at the bottom of each slide.

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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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