F247. A Reading and Conversation with Tyehimba Jess, Shara McCallum, and Morgan Parker. Sponsored by Cave Canem
Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Clint Smith is a PhD candidate at Harvard University and the author of Counting Descent, 2017 BCALA Literary award winner and NAACP Image award finalist. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and his writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and elsewhere.
Tyehimba Jess's last book, Olio, won the Pulitzer Prize and Anisfield-Wolf. His first book, Leadbelly, won the National Poetry Series. A NEA, Whiting, and Lannan Foundation Award winner, he teaches at College of Staten Island and is poetry/fiction editor for African American Review.
Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow.
Nicole Sealey is the author of The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. She is the Executive Director at Cave Canem Foundation.