Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady is a contemporary poet known as the co-founder of Cave Canem. Throughout his career, he has already published a dozen volumes of poetry and has won the Lamont poetry prize. He was also a National Book Award finalist for Brutal Imagination. 

Crows in a Strong Wind

‘Crows in a Strong Wind’ appears in the American poet Cornelius Eady’s poetry collection Victims of Latest Dance Craze. This piece captures the crows’ directionless movement in the stormy wind.

I’m a Fool to Love You

‘I’m a Fool to Love You’ by Cornelius Eady is a moving poem. It details the choices of a young black woman, the speaker’s mother, and why she did what she did.

Jack Johnson Does The Eagle Rock

‘Jack Johnson Does The Eagle Rock’ appears in Cornelius Eady’s poetry collection Victims of the Latest Dance Craze. This poem is an allusion to the great American boxer Jack Johnson and how he was denied a ticket on the Titanic.

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