Performer Spotlight: Juno Elio Avillez do Nascimento

When Juno Elio Avillez do Nascimento performs his poetry, there’s a surprising juxtaposition of wisdom and youth. His words emerge mature in nature and spoken with experience, and yet he’s a teenager bursting with both exuberance […]

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Writer’s Block: Ruth Ellen Kocher

In this Writer’s Block, recorded and taped in the summer of 2019, Ruth Ellen Kocher discusses her driving force, her writing process, and the influence that Cave Canem has had on her life.  Interview by Rosa […]

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Intricacy & Inertia: An Interview with Margaret Ross

Last fall, Margaret Ross took a break from rehearsing for City of Asylum’s annual Jazz Poetry Festival to chat with Sampsonia Way about time, the craft of writing, and the world around us. A Jones Lecturer […]

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Writer’s Block: Interview with Matthew Shenoda

  In this Writer’s Block, recorded and taped in the summer of 2019, Matthew Shenoda discusses his teaching, and the art of slowing down, and how influential Cave Canem has been.  Interview by Rosa Williamson-Rea and […]

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I am Legion: An Interview with Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles talks pitbulls and pronouns with Sampsonia Way.

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