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May 28, 2021

Lisa Willis Appointed Interim Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Cave Canem Foundation, Inc., North America’s premier home for Black poetry, is pleased to announce that Lisa Willis has been

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May 14, 2021

Join us at the Cave Canem 25th Anniversary Reunion!

Cave Canem is pleased to announce the Cave Canem 25th Anniversary Reunion, a virtual gathering taking place June 13-19, 2021. The reunion is in celebration

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June 3, 2021

Collective Futures: Writing Our Worlds

Since Cave Canem was established in 1996, its model of mentorship and fellowship has inspired a host of other organizations dedicated to the development of

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May 7, 2021

Black Poetry, American Sign Language, and Access: An Interview with Cynthia Norman

As the Coronavirus pandemic pushed many organizations and industries to convert to online platforms rather quickly, the need to center disability and access in everyday

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April 8, 2021

Meet Development Intern Sonjirose Chin

In fall 2020, Sonjirose Chin started as a development intern at Cave Canem through her participation in the City University of New York (CUNY) Cultural

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