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December 5, 2016

Our friends’ Giving Tuesday donations raised over $15,000 for Cave Canem poets and poetry—we are grateful! Now through December 31, GoodWorld will contribute $10 for every NEW gift of $10 or more.

“Cave Canem is the seed that starts life-long friendships and the tree we hold on to when the harsh winds of the world knock us

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Artistic Director Karma Mayet Johnson
October 27, 2016

Freedom Now! A Success on October 19, 2016

Artistic Director Karma Mayet Johnson and her inter-generational village of poets and musicians rocked the stage on Wednesday, October 19, with an evening-long concert of

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December 6, 2016

Amanda Johnston: Poet of the Week

BOWING IN THE CHURCH OF BEAUTY Hymns are swinging low from a cassette boom-box pulsing between dusty bottles of curl activator and ancient blow out

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November 29, 2016

Jacqueline Johnson: Poet of the Week

African Angel Goddess No ethereal illuminations for her. She was always earthbound, attracted to nightlife, music, places where folks were dancing so hard, bodies rained

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November 16, 2016

DOGBYTES Interview: Kyle Dargan

Kyle Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry, Honest Engine (2015), Logorrhea Dementia (2010), Bouquet of Hungers (2007) and The Listening (2003), all published

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