Cave Canem: Poets on Craft with Sherwin Bitsui and Evie Shockley

Thursday 13 February, 2014
6:30pm, $0

New School, Lang Building
65 West 11 Street, Floor 5, Wollman Hall

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Join Evie Shockley and Sherwin Bitsui for a lively conversation on aesthetics, the role of the contemporary poet, and other topical issues, moderated by Camille Rankine. A brief reading precedes the discussion, and Q & A with the audience follows.

 - Sherwin Bitsui is the author of Flood Song and Shapeshift. He is from White Cone, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. His honors include the 2011 Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts & Culture Foundation Fellowship for Literature, a PEN Open Book Award, an American Book Award and a Whiting Writers Award. 

 - Evie Shockley’s most recent book of poetry, the new black, won the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry. From 2007-2011, she co-edited the poetry journal jubilat; she now serves as poetry editor for Feminist Studies. Recipient of the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize, Shockley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Camille Rankine is the author of Slow Dance with Trip Wire. The recipient of a 2010 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including American PoetThe Baffler,Boston ReviewIndiana Review, and Tin House. She is Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College and lives in New York City.

Sponsored by Cave Canem & the School of Writing.

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