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July 26, 2016

‘I’m With You’: Poetry Foundation marks 20 years of Cave Canem

In a new interview piece, Sara Ivry speaks with five members from the Cave Canem community. Co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady; faculty member Terrance

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May 18, 2016

Cave Canem Poets Win Awards

Brooklyn, NY  (12 May 2016)—Cave Canem Foundation, North America’s premier home for black poetry, congratulates seven recipients of prestigious national awards: fellows Rio Cortez, LaTasha

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July 21, 2016

Robin Caudell: Poet of the Week

Robin Caudell's Poets Tour Profile so simple take your father back but couldn’t wouldn’t even for you fell too close to sky last time melting

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July 5, 2016

Tina Chang & Tracy K. Smith's conversation on poetry and friendship

In their talk at Cave Canem on May 19, “The Spirit That Is Charged: A Conversation about Poetry and Friendship,” Tina Chang and Tracy K.

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June 21, 2016

DOGBYTES Interview: Tyehimba Jess

Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both

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