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March 25, 2021

New Dreams, a Folio of Poems Centering the Environment

Cave Canem and Lambda Literary announce the publication of New Dreams, a folio of commissioned poems by Kay Ulanday Barrett, Bernard Ferguson, torrin a. greathouse, and

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March 3, 2021

Rachel Eliza Griffiths to Judge 2021 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, to be judged by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. The annual contest is dedicated to the

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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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February 12, 2021

Gifts of the Archivists: Cultivating Community

Remica Bingham-Risher There are fewer memories clearer for me during the time just after grad school than the evening Naomi Long Madgett called to tell

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