Jarita Davis is a poet and fiction writer who earned a B.A. in classics from Brown University and both an
MA and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She was recently the writer
in residence at the Nantucket Historical Association and has received fellowships from the Mellon Mayes
program, Cave Canem, and Hedgebrook. Her work has appeared in the Southwestern Review, Historic
Nantucket, Cave Canem Anthologies, the Crab Orchard Review, and Plainsongs.
May 14 12:00PM
Join Jarita Davis, John Murillo, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, and January Gill O’Neil for a reading with members of Cave Canem. Founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in MFA programs and writing workshops, Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. For more information, visit cavecanempoets.org.