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Friday, July 15, 2011

Kevin Vaughn Innaugurates the Cave Canem Residency at Millay

Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

"My proposed project for my time at Millay is to further work on my debut collection of poems. In it, I appropriate the titles of the original series of "Star Trek" from the 1960s. I chose the titles for their poetic beauty, such as "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" and "Who Mourns for Adonais", but not out of any specific reference to the television program itself. However, when I arrive at Millay, I will have come directly from the University of Missouri's Greece Summer Seminars, where I will be studying literary translation and at work on the Polish National poet, Adam Mickiewicz's, "Crimean Sonnets". With hope, the two projects can cross-pollinate each other."

Kevin's publication credits include: Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, and the anthologies "The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume V: Georgia" ed. William Wright and "Killer Verse: Poems about Mayhem and Murder," eds. Kurt Brown and Howard Schlecter.

Millay Colony for the Arts has partnered with Cave Canem to support the development of African-American Poetry with the dedication of a residency to a CC poet. 2011 is the first of many to come.

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