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Saturday, April 30 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Cave Canem Fellows

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Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady founded Cave Canem in 1996 with the intuition that African American poets would benefit from having a place of their own in the literary landscape. Over the past 16 years, that intuition has become a conviction. In Cave Canem, emerging poets find sustenance, a safe space to take artistic chances. The organization's community has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement with a renowned faculty and high-achieving national fellowship of 344. Our Cave Canem roster features mostly poets who have not yet made appearances at this event. We will have fresh faces and fresh voices to present at this year's festival.

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Jarita Davis

Jarita Davis is a poet and fiction writer with a B.A. in classics from Brown University and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She was the writer in residence at the Nantucket Historical Association and has received fellowships... Read More →

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Antoinette Brim

Associate Professor of English, Capital Community College
Antoinette Brim, author of These Women You Gave Me, Icarus in Love and Psalm of the Sunflower, is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry, memoir and critical... Read More →
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Treasure Shields Redmond

Founding Writer, Feminine Pronoun Consultants, LLC
Treasure Shields Redmond is a St. Louis metro-area based poet, speaker, diversity & inclusion coach, and social justice educator. Her book, chop: a collection of kwansabas for fannie lou hamer (Argus House Press, 2015) focuses on the life of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. Over... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
PEM Bartlett Gallery Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970