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Steve Cannon


Steve Cannon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 10, 1935. A poet and publisher, Cannon was most widely known for founding A Gathering of Tribes, an arts and cultural organization and publishing house that started as a literary magazine in the 1990s. He collaborated with poets Ishmael Reed and David Hammons, and published poets Eileen Myles and Paul Beatty, among others. He died in New York City on July 7, 2019. 

Steve Cannon
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