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Mark your calendar!

August 4, 7 pm - Word for Word Poetry: JP Howard, Brian Gilmore and Angel Nafis

September 10, 7 pm - Maya Angelou’s Art Collection at Swann Galleries. Introductory Talk by Pulitzer Prize Winner Gregory Pardlo

September 15, 6:30 pm - Millay Colony for the Arts Reading: Rachel Eliza Griffiths and LaTasha Nevada Digg

September 16, 6:30 pm - Poets on Craft: Timothy Liu and Metta Sáma

September 18, 6:30 pm - Book Launch: Ana-Maurine Lara

September 24, 7:30 pm - Tribute to Philip Levine

In the News

Cave Canem Anthology XIII: 2010-2011, with cover image by William Villalongo, now available from Aquarius Press/Willow Books.

Gregory Pardlo wins 2015 Pulitzer for Digest

Cave Canem Fellows Aracelis Girmay and Roger Reeves win 2015 Whiting Awards for Poetry

Elizabeth Alexander elected to Academy of American Poets’ Board of Chancellors