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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’s debut full-length poetry collection, Telepathologies, was selected by D.A. Powell for the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and released in March 2017. He was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival and the New Jersey State Council on…

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Christian, Adrienne

Adrienne Christian

Adrienne Christian earned her BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She is the author of the poetry book A Proper Lover (Main Street Rag, 2017), and 12023 Woodmont Avenue (Willow Books, 2013). Her poems have been featured, or are forthcoming, in The L.A. Review, Prairie Schooner, frogpond, Obsidian, Alimentum, The Criterion,…

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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 its world…

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Cross Davis, Teri

Teri Cross Davis

Teri Ellen Cross Davis is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the author of  Haint ( Gival Press, 2016), winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She 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…

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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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Dustin Pearson

Dustin Pearson

Dustin Pearson is the author of Millennial Roost (Eyewear Publishing, 2018). He is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing at Florida State University. The recipient of a global fellowship from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Pearson has served as the editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review and a Director of the Clemson…

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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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