Friday, October 13, 2006

M+K @ the Cave Canem Anniversary Celebration

Friday, October 13
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th Street)

1:00 - 4:30 pm — Panels

Friday, October 13

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th Street)

1:00 - 4:30 pm — Panels

1:00 - 2:30 The Master's Tools: Aesthetics and Poetry of the African Diaspora — Moderated by Farah Griffin, with Elizabeth Alexander, James DeJongh, Yusef Komunyakaa, Greg Tate

1:00 - 2:30 S/HE/IT: The Poetics of Gender — Moderated by Nagueyalti Warren, with Jan Clausen, Nikky Finney, Tyehimba Jess

3:00 - 4:30 Blackness and the Sounds of Other Colors: New Media and African American Poetics — Moderated by Evie Shockley, with Tonya Foster, Duriel Harris, Mendi + Keith Obadike

3:00 - 4:30 The Politics of Poetry — Moderated by Tracie Morris, with Miguel Algarin, Nuar Alsadir, Elena Georgiou, and Erica Hunt

5:00 pm — Founders Day Gala Reception & Silent Auction
Join Cave Canem faculty, fellows and Poetry Prize winners for food, wine and jazz, plus a rare opportunity to bid on treasures donated by Honorary Committee members and friends including Bill T. Jones, Tony Kushner, Sharon Olds and Cornel West.

6:45 pm — Keynote Address by Walter Mosley
7:00 pm — Cave Canem Faculty Reading

With Elizabeth Alexander, Cyrus Cassells, Lucille Clifton, Kwame Dawes, Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Nikky Finney, Erica Hunt, Harryette Mullen, Marilyn Nelson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sonia Sanchez, Tim Seibles, Afaa Weaver, and Al Young

5 Comments:

Blogger ruth-e said...

mendi!!! i can't believe we didn't get to chat more...strange and sad, but just seeing your lovliness and hearing and experiencing your spirit and mind this weekend was a blessing...a real blessing....at least we have this blogalong way to intersect...

5:08 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger ruth-e said...

mendi...good to see you. i wish we had had more face and talk time..but there are so many of us now, aren't there...talk soon...

5:09 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Mendi O. said...

ugh! i know! i was thinking, that last day, as i was standing near you, that i was so glad that i was about to talk to you. and then something happened and we were both somewhere else. but it was good to lay eyes on you, hug you, and say hello that one moment. you looked beautiful, by the way, and happy.

5:11 PM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Tara Betts said...

Mendi,
life is a stunning spectacle. After the CC reunion, I went to some readings by Linton Kwesi Johnson, Russell Banks & Patricia Smith, Martin Espada and the Alice Coltrane concert. Rich spotted you, but I missed you & Keith. The Audre Lorde Symposium sounds amazing and the immersion of words in sound, sight and color, digitized & funkdafied, move me. Sometimes, it seems like there's this merry-go-round euphoria of all the art we're saturated in and there's so much to keep saying & documenting. In any case, I hope to write more soon. Take care.

11:22 AM, October 24, 2006  
Blogger Mendi O. said...

I'm so upset that I missed Linton Kwesi Johnson. I'd forgotten he was reading that Sunday. I hope you'll blog on it, Tara. I didn't know you were at the Alice Coltrane concert with Rich! I ran into so many people! I don't have the words yet to say what I think about it, but will try to find them.

8:46 AM, November 02, 2006  

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