"...the major watering hole and
air pocket for black poetry."
Perpetuate Cave Canem co-founder’s legacy of building an enduring home for Black poetry. Your gift underwrites free retreat tuition for all fellows and supplements room-and-board scholarships for 60% of participants.
Apply to Cave Canem's 2016 Retreat
Mark your calendar!
December 3, 7 pm: Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading: Rickey Laurentiis
December 8, 6:30 pm Grabbing Poetry by Its Throat: A Workshop Reading
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Robin Coste Lewis wins 2015 National Book Award for Poetry
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Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Competition launched!
Donika Ross wins 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Gregory Pardlo wins 2015 Pulitzer for Digest