38th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 4-8, 2015


Cornelius Eady, 38th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Cornelius Eady

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Cornelius Eady has published eight books of poetry, most recently Hardheaded Weather. His Victims of the Latest Dance Craze won the 1985 Lamont Poetry Prize, and The Gathering of My Name was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. Eady has collaborated with jazz composer Diedre Murray to produce several works of musical theater, including Brutal Imagination, recipient of Newsday's Oppenheimer Award. Additional honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations; and the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award. A professor of English and the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Missouri, he co-founded Cave Canem Foundation with Toi Derricotte in 1996.


Eady performed with Rough Magic on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.


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