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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

Williams, Lorelei

Lorelei Williams

Lorelei’s work has been recognized through fellowships from the Breadloaf Young Writer’s Conference and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  She has performed throughout NYC and globally.  Lorelei’s writings have appeared in Essence Magazine, Meridians Journal on Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, and African Voices – and in the anthologiesBe the Dream (Algonquin Books); Beyond the Frontier:…

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Williams, Phillip B.

Phillip Williams

Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago, Illinois native. He is the author of the book of poems Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016). He’s also co-authored a book of poems and conversations called Prime (Sibling Rivalry Press). He is a Cave Canem graduate and received scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a…

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Wilson, Bakar

Bakar Wilson

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Wilson, Keith

Keith Wilson

Keith S. Wilson is an Affrilachian Poet and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. He has received three scholarships from Bread Loaf as well as scholarships from MacDowell, UCross, Millay Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center, among others. Keith serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review and Digital Media Editor at Obsidian…

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Wisher, Yolanda

Yolanda Wisher

Poet, bandleader and educator Yolanda Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song. Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, she was raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where she was named the first Montgomery County Poet Laureate in 1999. A 2015 Pew Fellow and 2008 Leeway…

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