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Starshine & Clay Fellowship Application

Cave Canem and EcoTheo Collective are pleased to announce the 2024 Starshine and Clay Fellowship. Developed in 2020, this initiative provides financial and developmental support to emerging Black poets. Named…

2024 Spring Season – To Be Announced

You won't want to miss Cave Canem's upcoming 2024 Spring Season! From new regional workshop locations, to new programming, to prize announcements, this season will be one to remember. Our…

Application: Regional Workshop | NYC

Application period: January 15 to February 21 Open to Black NYC-area residents Workshops held March 25 - May 20, 2024 | Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ET) Workshops take…

Off the Chain | Cave Canem Fellowship Reading

The Blue Room 1600 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 Experience our annual Off-Site Fellows Reading at AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) 2024 in Kansas City! This…

Anti-Oppression Poetics: An Instrument of Liberation

POWERHOUSE Arena 28 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 In the difficult terrain of geopolitics, join four Cave Canem Fellows as they reiterate their position in the Black literary tradition of…

Application: Cave Canem Prize

Application period: April 8 to May 5 Launched in 1999, the Cave Canem Prize is a first-book award dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by Black poets. The winner…

Legacy: The Work of Jay Wright

The New School The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall University Center, UL105 63 Fifth Avenue A magnitude once thought too obscure.  In the spirit of Cave Canem’s history of…