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Award-Winning Poet Cornelius Eady is Guest Speaker at City Tech's Literary Arts Festival on April 10

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City Tech will host its 33rd Annual Literary Arts Festival on Thursday, April 10, 5:30 p.m., in Midway Auditorium, 240 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The poet Cornelius Eady will be this year's guest speaker. The event is free and open to the public.

Eady is the author of seven volumes of poetry, including Kartunes (1980), Victims of the Latest Dance Craze (1985; Lamont Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets), BOOM, BOOM, BOOM: A Chapbook (1988), The Gathering of My Name (1992; Pulitzer Prize nominee), You Don't Miss Your Water (1995), the autobiography of a jukebox (1997), Brutal Imagination (2001; National Book Award in Poetry finalist), and Hardheaded Weather (2008).  He is the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and NEA fellowships, as well as founder of Cave Canem Foundation, a nonprofit organization for black poets. 

In addition to reading his work, Eady will perform with two members of his band “Rough Magic:” Concetta Abbate on violin and Charlie Rauh on guitar.

City Tech’s Literary Arts Festival is a long-standing tradition that celebrates student writing and features a special guest speaker, along with student readings and performances. For more information about the event, contact Professor Caroline Hellman at 718.260.4975 or Join the Festival OpenLab site at


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