Hear 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner Julian Randall read from his debut Refuse(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) of which the final prize judge Vievee Francis says, “Ultimately, these poems renounce. Randall’s work speaks to his refusal to abide by the expected boundaries and binaries set out for him.” Vievee Francis, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, honorable mention for Stepmotherland, and Shayla Lawson, honorable mention for Ti Ador(n)0, kick off the evening with introductory readings. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow. This event is co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.