"...the major watering hole and

air pocket for black poetry."

                                                                                             -Nikky Finney







Mark your calendar! September

September 18, 7 pm

New Works Reading at NYU: Adrian Matejka, Cedric Tillman and Wendy S. Walters


Rent Party captains & volunteers raised $14,587, February 1 - March 31, to help keep Cave Canem in the house.

It's never too late to donate. With a contribution of $120 or more, you’ll receive a copy of Dexter Booth’s Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winning Scratching the Ghost. Your gift in any amount will make a difference & be gratefully received.