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2023 Cave Canem Retreat Faculty Readings | University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg 

June 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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2023 Cave Canem Retreat Faculty Readings

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (ET)
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg 
150 Finoli Drive 
Greensburg, PA

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As many of you know, since 1996, our long-standing flagship program, the week-long Cave Canem Retreat, features brilliant Faculty. 

This year we are thrilled to read and celebrate on Monday, June 12th, with 2023 Retreat faculty for an an evening of poetry.



Cave Canem’s week-long Retreat is held annually at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Black poets of African descent, ages 21 and over, are eligible to apply. Once accepted, poets become “fellows.” Most are invited to attend two additional retreats within a five-year period.

Our Retreat residency offers an unparalleled opportunity to study with a world-class faculty and join a community of peers. Some fellows hail from the spoken word tradition, others focus on the text. Some are formalists, others work at the cutting edge of experimentation. All are united by a common purpose to improve their craft and find productive space, as Harryette Mullen says, “where black poets, individually and collectively, can inspire and be inspired by others, relieved of any obligation to explain or defend their blackness.”


June 12, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm