Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady is a poet and playwright and is the author of eight books, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems. In 1996 he and writer Toi Derricotte founded the black poets’ organization Cave Canem. Currently he teaches in the M.F.A. program at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton.
Lester Young and Billie Holiday talk to each other. Credit:  Lester Young and Billie Holiday, public domain.
Poetry

Deep Song

Cornelius Eady
July 1, 2019
A bronze sculpture of a boy. Augusta Savage, Gamin, 1929.
poetry

Four Days

Cornelius Eady
July 1, 2019
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Ode to my Father’s Boots

On aging
Cornelius Eady
February 28, 2019