Toi Derricotte

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Toi Derricotte is a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.  She is the author of five books of poetry and a memoir, Undertaker’s Daughter (2011), The Empress of the Death House (1978), Captivity (1990), Natural Birth (1983), Tender (1997) and The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey, Memoir (1997).  In 1996 she co-founded the Cave Canem, a workshop and retreat for African American poets

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