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November 19, 2017

Support the Home for Black Poetry

“...when you look at all the poets whose work has blossomed under the arbor of Cave Canem, you see an actual transformation of American literature.

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October 25, 2017

Apply to the 2018 Cave Canem Retreat!

Cave Canem’s week-long retreat will be held at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, June 10 - June 16, 2018. This year's world-class faculty includes poets Chris Abani,

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December 11, 2017

Poet of the Week: CM Burroughs

DEAR INCUBATOR At six months gestation, I am a fabrication born far too soon.  My body, a stone in a steaming basket. I remember you.

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October 30, 2017

DOGBYTES Interview: t'ai freedom ford

t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken

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October 10, 2017

DOGBYTES Interview: Aricka Foreman

Aricka Foreman‘s poetry and prose have appeared in The Drunken Boat, Minnesota Review, RHINO, Day One, Phantom, shufPoetry, James Franco Review, thrush, Vinyl, PLUCK!, and

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