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Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Currently President of Cave Canem’s Board of Directors and a member of the board since 2009, LaMon is the author of two collections of poems, Last Seen, a Felix Pollak Poetry Prize selection, and Gravity, U.S.A., recipient of the Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award. Her novel, In the Arms of One Who Loves Me, was…

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Quraysh Ali Lansana

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of eight poetry books, three textbooks, three children’s books, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is a faculty member of the Writing Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a former faculty member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard…

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Ana-Maurine Lara

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Rickey Laurentiis

Rickey Laurentiis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Chancellor’s Fellowship from Washington University in St Louis, where he is completing his MFA. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in several journals, including Alaska…

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Lee , Kateema

Kateema Lee

Kateema Lee is a Washington D.C. native. Her recent work has been published in print and online journals such as Beltway Poetry Quarterly, African American Review, Gargoyle, Baltimore Review, and others. Kateema is the author of two chapbooks, Almost Invisible and Musings of a Netflix Binge Viewer. Her first collection, Transcript of the Unnamed (September…

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Sherry Quan Lee

Sherry Quan Lee, MFA, 1996, University of Minnesota, and first year Cave Canem participant 1996 is the author of Love Imagined:  a mixed race memoir; a Minnesota Book Award Finalist 2015, Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, MI, and  How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman's life, 2008, and Chinese Blackbird,  memoir in verse, 2002.  Lee…

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Lee , Virginia

Virginia Lee

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Raina Leon

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Robin Coste Lewis

ROBIN COSTE LEWIS’ writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Callaloo, GCN, The Pocket Myth Series, and anthologized in Black Silk and The Encyclopedia Project, F-K. She was a finalist for the National Rita Dove Prize in 2004, and the 2010 War Poetry Prize.  A graduate of  Harvard’s Divinity…

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Leyva, Steven

Steven Leyva

Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Scalawag, Nashville Review, jubilat, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Poetry 2020. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook Low Parish and author of The Understudy’s Handbook…

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Lightfoot , Toni

Toni Lightfoot

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Lilley , Gary

Gary Lilley

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Essence London

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Long , Doc

Doc Long

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Lott , April

April Lott

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Lovings , Kenyetta

Kenyetta Lovings

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Lynch , Charles

Charles Lynch

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