Nandi Comer has received fellowships from Virginia Center for the Arts, Cave Canem, and Callaloo; her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, and several anthologies. Kwame Dawes is the twenty books of poetry, including his most recent collection, City of Bones: A Testament (Northwestern University Press, 2017), and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. Co-founder of Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady is the author of Hardheaded Weather (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008), Brutal Imagination (2001), and the autobiography of a jukebox(1997), among many others. Natalie J. Graham is the author of Begin with a Failed Body (University of Georgia Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Co-sponsored by the Cave Canem Foundation.
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