City of Asylum to host reading by Cave Canem poets on North Side
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City of Asylum/Pittsburgh will hold its third annual reading of Cave Canem poets Thursday under a tent in the 1400 block of Monterey Street in the Central North Side.
The event will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
It is free, but reservations are suggested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-321-2190.
This is the third annual co-presentation of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and Cave Canem, an African-American poetry movement.
The poets who will be reading are Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of "Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems" (Graywolf Press); Nikky Finney, the author of four books of poetry, including "Head Off & Split" (Northwestern University Press), and recipient of the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry; Terrance Hayes, author of four collections, including "Lighthead," and winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; poet, novelist and playwright Angela Jackson, whose "And All These Roads Be Luminous" is one of five of her collections and a National Book Award nominee.
Cave Canem was co-founded in 1996 by Toi Derricotte, an English professor at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit cavecanempoets.org.
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh was established on Sampsonia Way in 2004 to house and support writers who have been exiled or fled persecution in their native countries. For more information, visit cityofasylumpittsburgh.org and sampsoniaway.org.
First Published June 17, 2012 12:00 am