Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poetry Off the Shelf: Cave Canem Fellows

Tuesday, April 13, 6:00 PM
Jazz Showcase
806 South Plymouth Court
Dearborn Station
Free admission

Poetry Off the Shelf: Cave Canem Fellows Indigo Moor, Roger Bonair-Agard, and Kelly Norman Ellis

Indigo Moor’s second collection, Through the Stonecutter’s Window, is the inaugural winner of the Cave Canem–Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. It is a sustained and impressive dialogue with the visual arts, history, the natural world, and the poet’s dreams and nightmares. Always in motion, Moor’s polyrhythmic lines are choreographed to make sense of all that is most elusive in meaning: music, violence, love, anger, and desire. His first book of poetry, Tap-Root, was published in 2006 as part of the Main Street Rags Editors Select Poetry Series. He is a Cave Canem fellow and a graduate member of the Artists Residency Institute for Teaching Artists.

Roger Bonair-Agard, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is a Cave Canem fellow and the co-founder and artistic director of the LouderARTS Project. His most recent collection of poetry is GULLY (Cypher Books/Peepal Tree Press, 2010).

Kelly Norman Ellis is an associate professor of English at Chicago State University. A recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women writer’s grant, she is a Cave Canem fellow and a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Foundation, Cave Canem and Northwestern University Press