Readings by francine j. harris, Randall Horton, and L. Lamar Wilson.
francine j. harris is the author of allegiance. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a Zell Post-MFA Fellowship recipient at the University of Michigan. Additionally, harris is the winner of the Page Davidson Clayton Award, a Hopwood Award, and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her work has appeared in several anthologies including McSweeney’s Poets Picking Poets, Gathering of the Tribes, Voices Rising, and Gathering Ground.
Randall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and most recently a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Randall is a Cave Canem Fellow, a member of the Affrilachian Poets and a member of The Symphony: The House that Etheridge Built. Randall is assistant professor of English at the University of New Haven. An excerpt from his memoir titled Roxbury is published by Kattywompus Press. Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press will publish his latest poetry collection Pitch Dark Anarchy in Spring 2013.
L. Lamar Wilson is the author of Sacrilegion, which won the 2012 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series. Additionally, he is the winner of the 2011 Beau Boudreaux Prize and was twice a finalist for the New Letters Poetry Prize. Wilson is a graduate fellow at Cave Canem and his work has appeared in several anthologies including The 100 Best African-American Poems, Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, and Mighty Real: An Anthology of African American Same Gender Loving Writing.
Sponsored by the School of Writing and Cave Canem Foundation.