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Saturday, October 15 • 7:15pm - 8:15pm
A Cave Canem Reading

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Committed to fostering African American poets, Cave Canem presents a reading of works from West Coast fellows. These poets will show you why you need to "beware of the dog."

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Alyss Dixson

Alyss Dixson grew up in Portland, Oregon. She received the 2015 Joseph Henry Jackson award in fiction and is writing a collection entitled Fukuoka Woman. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, a Callaloo Poetry Fellow, an AOJ Opinion Journalist Fellow and has publications in The Callaloo Journal, Day One, and The Atlantic. She studied at Yale, Columbia and San Francisco State. She also makes movies.
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Aya de Leon

Aya de León directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishied her debut feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, in July 2016, followed by the 2nd book in the series, THE BOSS in June 2017. Her writing and performance work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian and the East Bay Express. A graduate of... Read More →
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Indigo Moor

Indigo Moor's second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter's Window, won Northwestern University Press's Cave Canem prize. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag's Editor's Select Poetry Series. Three of his short plays, Harvest, Shuffling, and The Red and Yellow Quartet debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre’s Spring Playwright’s festival. His stageplay, Live! at the Excelsior, was a finalist for the... Read More →
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Shia Shabazz

Shia Shabazz Smith is a committed teacher, mother, world changer. Shia's writing and performance collaborations include TAP, VONA, Poetry for the People, and Cave Canem.
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Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Apogee, The Baffler, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, The Manhattanville Review, The New Republic, Poetry International, and Prairie Schooner, which awarded him the 2015 Edward Stanley Poetry Award. For his work... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Incline SF 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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