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Cave Canem: Poets on Craft with Santee Frazier & Evie Shockley

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang College 65 West 11th Street New York, NY 10011

This event originally scheduled in February, was postponed due to weather.

Join Evie Shockley and Santee Frazier 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.

 - Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. He is the recipient of various awards including: Syracuse University Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowships, and most recently The School for Advanced Research Indigeonous Writer in Residence. His poems have appeared in American Poet, Narrative Magazine, Ontario Review, Ploughshares, and other literary journals. His first collection of poems Dark Thirty was released by the University of Arizona Press in 2009.

 - 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 Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Indiana 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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Author Readings and Discussions


General Public


Writing and Literature, Creativity and Innovation


School of Writing, Schools of Public Engagement




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