Cornelius Eady and Kathryn Nocerino appeared together at the Poetry Festival at St.

Clement’s several times between 1979 and 1983. One reading was on December 21, 1981.
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

Cornelius Eady, Poet Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, April 2008). His second book, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, won the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1985. In 2001 Brutal Imagination was a finalist for the National Book Award. His theater work includes the play, “Brutal Imagination,” and the libretto for the opera “Running Man” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999. In 1996 he co-founded with Toi Derricotte Cave Canem, a summer workshop/retreat for African American poets.

Kathryn Nocerino, Poet
Kathryn Nocerino’s books of poetry include: Wax Lips, 1980, and Death of the Plankton Bar & Grill, 1987, both published by New Rivers Press. Also: Candles in the Daytime, Warthog Press, 1986. Her poem, “Narwhals,” appeared in The Dolphin’s Arc: Poems on Endangered Creatures of the Sea, by Elisarvitta Ritchie. Other poets in this anthology include: Barbara A, Holland, “Harbor Seals,” Siv Cedering, “Cetus, A Letter From Jonah,” and Peter Meinke’s “The Death Of The Pilot Whales.” Her short story, “Americanism,” is in the book Growing Up Ethnic in America, edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan & Jennifer Gillan, Penguin USA 1999.

Cornelius Eady with his tape recorder winding up after reading at St. Clement’s Church, NYC

Kathryn Nocerino reading at Dan Stokes’ East Village Bookstore, NYC, circa 1981

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