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You’re invited to explore Cave Canem’s Poets Tour . . .

. . . an opportunity to bring one or more of over 70 accomplished black poets to your community or campus. Your participation has the added benefit of supporting Cave Canem, the nation’s hub for black poetry.

Interested? Submit your inquiry.

Poets Tour Profiles

Caudell, Robin

Robin Caudell

Robin Caudell is an AP award-winning journalist and videographer. She has been a Staff Writer at the Press-Republican since 1990. An Eastern Shore native and U.S. Air Force Cold War veteran, she holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in…

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Charleston, Cortney Lamar

Cortney Charleston

Cortney Lamar Charleston is a finalist for the 2015 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize and semi-finalist for the 2016 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Beloit Poetry Journal, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Iowa Review, The Journal, New England Review, Pleiades, Rattle, Spillway, TriQuarterly and elsewhere.

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Christian, Adrienne

Adrienne Christian

Adrienne Christian earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She is the author of the poetry book 12023 Woodmont Avenue (Willow Books, 2013), and her poems have been featured, or are forthcoming, in The L.A.…

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Colón, Kristiana Rae

Kristiana Rae Colón

Kristiana Rae Colón is a poet, playwright, actor, educator, and co-director of the #LetUsBreathe Collective.  Her play but i cd only whisper had its American premiere at The Flea in New York. Her play Octagon, winner of Arizona Theater Company’s 2014 National Latino Playwriting Award and Polarity Ensemble Theater’s Dionysos Festival of New Work, had…

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Cross Davis, Teri

Teri Cross Davis

Teri Ellen Cross Davis is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and has attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work has been published in many anthologies including, Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam,  Growing Up Girl, Full Moon on K Street: Poems…

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Davis, Geffrey

Geffrey Davis

Geffrey Davis is the author of Revising the Storm (BOA Editions 2014), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist. Other honors include the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize, and multiple nominations…

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Decaul, Maurice

Maurice Decaul

Maurice Emerson Decaul, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist and playwright whose writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Sierra Magazine, Epiphany, Callaloo, Narrative, The Common and elsewhere. His poems have been translated into French and Arabic. His theatre pieces have been produced at New York City’s Harlem Stage;…

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Easter, Mary Moore

Mary Easter

Pushcart Prize-nominated poet Mary Moore Easter’s work has been published in, among other journals, Poetry, Seattle Review, Water Stone, Calyx, Pluck!, Persimmon Tree and Fjord’s Review, and in the anthology Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota (2015). Her chapbook Walking from Origins was published by Heywood Press in 1993. She holds a B.A. from…

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El-Scari, Natasha

Natasha El-Scari

Natasha Ria El-Scari is a writer, Cave Canem fellow, 2016 Ragdale Residency recipient and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals.  She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a host of…

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Elhillo, Safia

Safia Elhillo

Safia Elhillo is Sudanese by way of Washington, DC. A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor at Kinfolks Quarterly, a journal of black expression, she received an MFA in poetry from The New School. Co-winner of the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize, her work appears in several publications, including the anthologies The BreakBeat Poets:…

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