TITLE: Interview with Cornelius Eady
SPEAKER: Cornelius Eady
EVENT DATE: 2003/09/24
RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes
Grace Cavalieri interviews Cornelius Eady for the Library's Poet and the Poem Series.
Speaker Biography: Poet/Playwright Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, N.Y. He is presently associate professor in literature at American University, in Washington, D.C. He is author of six books of poetry, including "Brutal Imagination" (G.P. Putnam, 2001.) With poet Toi Derricote, he cofounded Cave Canam, a summer workshop/retreat for African American poets. Eady's awards include the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award; and fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. Among other honors, he was a Pulitzer Prize nominee for his book "Boom Boom Boom," and he holds the Lamont Poetry Award from the Academy of American Poets for "Victims of the Latest Dance Craze."
SERIES: Poet and the Poem