Cave Canem Prize Reading: Courtney Faye Taylor & Aracelis Girmay

Courtney Faye Taylor is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of Concentrate (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Courtney earned her BA from Agnes Scott College and her MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program where she received the Hopwood Prize in Poetry. A recipient of the 92Y Discovery Prize and an Academy of American Poets Prize, Courtney’s work can be found in PoetryThe NationPloughsharesBest New Poets and elsewhere.

Aracelis Girmay is the author of the poetry collections TeethKingdom Animalia, and the black maria. She is on the editorial board of the African Poetry Book Fund and recently edited How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton. Girmay is currently the Editor-at-Large for BOA Editions' Blessing the Boats Selections and is also the editor of the forthcoming So We Can Know: Writers of Color on Pregnancy, Loss, Abortion, and Birth. Her poems and essays have been published in AstraThe Paris ReviewGranta, Black Renaissance Noire, and elsewhere.

This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Seth Sprague Educational & Charitable Foundation. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Cave Canem is grateful to its community of institutional supporters and individual donors, listed on our website, here.

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