Cave Canem SymposiumPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20090424
As a conclusion to National Poetry Month we bring you a show featuring Cave Canem founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady who talk about their goal of providing a safe space for African-American poets. Recorded at the University of Georgia's Cave Canem symposium in 2008, they are joined on stage for a conversation and poetry by Opal Moore, Kyle Dargan, and Nikki Finney, the editor of The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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