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August 5, 2019

A Spotlight on the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

This year, Cave Canem will open its fifth annual Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize. Established in 2015 by Cave Canem fellow and former Executive

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July 1, 2019

The 2019 Cave Canem Retreat Album!

Cave Canem’s week-long retreat for Black poets at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg took place June 9 –15, 2019, and brought together writers from

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August 19, 2019

Poet of the Week: Rachel Nelson

Fable After Kara Walker’s Freedom: A fable (1997)   Perhaps she would begin with the sea (where did it go?), or the sweet dim reprieve from the

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April 17, 2019

DOGBYTES Interview: Kwoya Fagin Maples

Kwoya Fagin Maples’ debut poetry collection, MEND, (University Press of Kentucky, 2018) was finalist for the AWP Prize and received a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers

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March 19, 2019

DOGBYTES Interview: Christopher Rose

Christopher Rose is originally from Seattle, Washington. His poems have appeared in Crabfat, Chelsea Station, Fjords Review, The Pariahs Anthology, Yellow Chair Review, TAYO Literary

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