For the past seven weeks, every Thursday at 5pm from June 29 – August 10, we have presented Community Voices: Poets Speak, where Bay Area Cave Canem poets reflected 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 took place in the galleries.
The series culminates today with a reception and an evening of poetry by the participating poets, along with Arisa White and James Cagney.
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.
This series is supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.