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An Afternoon of Poetry: Readings by Cave Canem Poets featuring Khadijah Queen

Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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10 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

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This annual Cave Canem poetry reading features Khadijah Queen and local Cave Canem fellows: Saida Agostini, Alan King, Jadi Omowale, Cherese Pollard, and Cedric Tillman.

Hosted by Reginald Harris from Poets House, New York City.

Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit, Black Peculiar, and Fearful Beloved, and I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On. As part of the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers, Litmus Press published her verse play Non-Sequitur in 2015. Individual poems and prose appear in The American Poetry ReviewFenceTin HouseBuzzfeedHyperallergicGulf Coast, and widely elsewhere. Queen is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at University of Colorado in Boulder, and serves as core faculty in poetry for the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing at Regis University.

Presented in collaboration with CityLit Project (

Founded by Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape, Cave Canem Foundation is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

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