Digital: Deeper Lecture Series: Cornelius Eady

Nov. 9, 7:00 pm8:30 pm EST

$10 – $15

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NOTE: This event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to rescheduling it at a later date.

Cornelius Eady offers a talk on the white gaze, and the black body.


Poet/Playwright/Songwriter and Cave Canem Co-Founder Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, NY in 1954, and is Professor of English, and John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence at the University of Tenn. Knoxville. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize; The Gathering of My Name, nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Brutal Imagination, and Hardheaded Weather. He wrote the libretto to Diedra Murray’s opera Running Man, which was short listed for the Pulitzer Prize in Theatre, and his verse play Brutal Imagination won the Oppenheimer Prize for the best first play from an American Playwright in 2001. His awards include Fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and was The Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing and Professor in English and Theater at The University of Missouri-Columbia.

The Deeper Lecture Series is a talk + Q&A program on Zoom designed to acquaint Gibney’s community of artists and audiences with the most provocative, influential and inspiring minds at work in the arts, humanities and activism.

Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online offerings, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. This event features live ASL interpreters and live captioning. If you have any questions or additional access needs, please email us at or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) at least 24 hours in advance of the event you plan to attend.

Image description: Cornelius Eady gestures from behind a podium as he speaks publicly.

Photo provided courtesy of the artist.