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Steve Cannon
BornApril 10, 1935(1935-04-10)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJuly 7, 2019(2019-07-07) (aged 84)
New York City, U.S.
GenresFiction, African-American literature

Steve Cannon (April 10, 1935[1] – July 7, 2019) was an American writer. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was known as the founder of the cultural organization A Gathering of the Tribes.[2] Cannon went completely blind in 1989 from glaucoma.[2]

Cannon died on July 7, 2019 from septic shock caused by a ruptured cyst at a hospital in New York City at the age of 84.[3]


  • Cannon, Steve (1969). Groove, bang, and jive around. London: Genesis. ISBN 1885478534
      . OCLC 50876304
  • Cannon, Steve, ed. (1974). Jambalaya:Four Poets. New York: Reed, Cannon & Johnson. ASIN B0047XO228
      . OCLC 79642034
  • Cannon, Steve (1983). Jus' jass : correlations of painting and Afro-American classical music. New York, NY: Kenkeleba Gallery. OCLC 26798342
  • Cannon, Steve; Jones, Kellie; Finkelpearl, Tom (1991). David Hammons rousing the rubble. Boston, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0262031841
  • Cannon, Steve; Bowling, Frank; McEvilley, Thomas (1991). The search for freedom : African-American abstract paintings, 1945-1975. New York, NY: Kenkeleba Gallery. OCLC 698576786


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