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Cornelius Eady


Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20080613, 20060208

Co-founder of Cave Canem for African-American poets, Cornelius Eady talks about his book, Brutal Imagination, that brings to life fictional characters in American culture, including Uncle Tom, Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth, and the black man invented by Susan Smith to cover her murder of her own children.  Some of these poems, along with works from his six other books, are included in his 2008 collection of new and selected poems, Hardheaded Weather.

| Subject Matter: African-American, Characters in American Culture | Interview Year: 2005 | Genre: Poetry |

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