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Friday, May 14 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Writers Worktable: Poets on Research and Fellowships, Sponsored by Cave Canem

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Poet/Scholars Joshua Bennett (Owed) and Bettina Judd (patient.) speak with Cave Canem’s Poetry Coalition Fellow Christopher J. Greggs about applying to fellowships and developing poetry projects that require in-depth research.

About Cave Canem
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 is a home for the many voices of Black poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets. It has grown from a gathering of 26 writers to an influential movement with a renowned faculty and an international fellowship of over 500. Cave Canem’s programs and publications enlarge the American literary canon; democratize archives; and expand for students, poets, and readers the notion of what’s possible and valuable in poetry. Its programs include an annual retreat, community workshops, lectures, and reading and panel series. Its three book prizes, delivered in collaboration with five prestigious presses, have launched the careers of several poets, including former U.S. Poet Laureates Natasha Trethewey and Tracey K. Smith.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/rRMhZ45tNKB8mJ2RU9gAqYwfQOo-68-uPFTOHBjfspq3IR6Wx9j_RnhRfeS0Waqg.nRJBdiie1PjAw3Tk

Speakers
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Joshua Bennet

Joshua Bennett is the Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth. He is the author of four books of poetry, criticism, and nonfiction: The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016), winner of the National Poetry Series, and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award; Being... Read More →
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Bettina Judd

Bettina Judd, assistant professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, and performer whose forthcoming book, Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure Politics and Black Feminist Thought, is on Black women's... Read More →
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Christopher Greggs

Poetry Coalition Fellow, Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.
Christopher J. Greggs is a poet, designer, and recording artist living in Jersey City, NJ. He is a Cave Canem, Tin House, Callaloo, and Watering Hole Poetry fellow and is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Cave Canem Poetry Coalition Fellowship. His work has appeared or is forthcoming... Read More →


Friday May 14, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
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