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Community Voices: Poets Speak devorah major
August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+0
Every Thursday at 5pm from June 29 – August 10, join us for Community Voices: Poets Speak at the Museum of the African Diaspora where Bay Area Cave Canem poets reflect on themes of our current exhibition. Now on view, The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critical discussion about history, fact and fiction. The readings and discussion of original work will take place in the gallery for a maximum of 30 minutes. The series culminates with a reception and an evening of poetry by the participating poets, along with Arisa White and James Cagney, on Thursday, August 17, 6:30-8pm. Free Admission.
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.
Community Voices: Poets Speak is curated by Arisa White, poet, writer & educator.
devorah major served as San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate (2002-2006). She has five poetry books, the most recentl titled and then we became. major has two biographies for young adults, a host of short stories, essays, and individual poems published in anthologies and periodicals as well as two novels. She is Poet-in-Residence at San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums, and as a Senior adjunct professor at California College for the Arts. devorahmajor.com