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A Pop-up Reading of Black Poetry at the Brooklyn Museum

This weekend, the Brooklyn Museum will host a Pop-up Poetry event featuring readings by three Cave Canem fellows.

Hafizah Geter (image courtesy the Brooklyn Museum)
Hafizah Geter (image courtesy the Brooklyn Museum)

This Saturday the Brooklyn Museum and Cave Canem Foundation will host a Pop-up Poetry event as part of the Museum’s First Saturday lineup of events. Poets and Cave Canem Fellows Hafizah Geter, Cynthia Manick, and Nicholas Nichols will be reading.

Cynthia Manick (image courtesy the Brooklyn Museum)
Cynthia Manick (image courtesy the Brooklyn Museum)

Cave Canem Foundation works to promote “the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.” Geter is a Brooklyn-based poet born in Zaria, Nigeria. She is also a Cave Canem Fellow and has poems published in or forthcoming in The New Yorker, Tin HouseNarrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and West Branch, among other publications. She is currently working on a full length poetry collection and a nonfiction collection, according to her website.

Manick is another Brooklyn-based poet and the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), Muzzle Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.

Nicholas Nichols (image courtesy the Brooklyn Museum)
Nicholas Nichols (image courtesy the Brooklyn Museum)

Nichols is a writer and photographer. He has been published in The Blueshift Journal, Winter Tangerine, and Wildness Magazine. This is sure to be a great reading that you won’t want to miss. Entry for this and other First Saturday events is free.

When: Saturday, December 1, 7:30–9:00 pm
Where: The Brooklyn Museum, Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor (200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Park, Brooklyn)

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