Cave Canem Chapbook Release Reading at O'Miami

Join us as we celebrate the release of Nick Makoha's Resurrection Man, winner of the 2nd Annual Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, presented by Cave Canem Foundation. 

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Nick will read from his prize-winning manuscript, selected by National Book Award-winner Robin Coste Lewis and published by Jai-Alai Books. Nick's residency in Miami is generously donated by The Writer's Room at The Betsy-South Beach.

After the reading, immerse yourself in the photography of Atlanta's Christopher Barker.

Homegoing: A Conceptual Photo Series is an O, Miami-commissioned series of photos featuring excerpts from the works of pioneering black queer poets paired with contemporary photographic images that reference and celebrate black queer culture past and present. Homegoing: A Conceptual Photo Series' intention is to introduce new audiences to the radical and lasting words of black queer poets and artists while showcasing the profound resilience and beauty of this community.

A Cave Canem fellow, Nick Makoha is the author of Kingdom of Gravity, winner of the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, forthcoming from Peepal Tree Press. His work has appeared in The Poetry Review, Rialto, TriQuarterly, the Boston Review and elsewhere. His one-man show My Father & Other Superheroes debuted to sold-out audiences at the 2013 London Literature Festival and is currently on tour. Find him at