What the Poem Wants with Cornelius Eady
Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:30 am
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
What does the poem want? This is a question that we will ask and explore together—through exercises, examples and informed talk we will sort those drafts out. Eady reads a lot—some of the manuscripts he has read for contests have turned into National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners. He will bring that level of attention to your voice. Not to win prizes, but to help you along as you try to figure out how you sing on the page.
Cornelius Eady is the author of several books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Hardheaded Weather, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and The Gathering of My Name, which was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. With poet Toi Derricote, Eady is cofounder of Cave Canem, a national organization for African American poetry and poets. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy, and The Prairie Schooner Strousse Award.
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