Toi Derricotte

Toi Derricotte

April 12, 1941 – ...

Toi Derricotte (pronounced DARE-ah-cot) (born April 12, 1941) is an American poet and a professor of writing at University of Pittsburgh. She won a 2012 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. With Cornelius Eady, she co-founded Cave Canem Foundation, a summer workshop for African-American poets.