The 2022 Cave Canem Retreat is Free!

2019 Cave Canem fellows in a candid group shot smiling and taking selfies.
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It is our great pleasure to announce that in honor of Cave Canem’s 25th Anniversary, the Cave Canem Board of Directors and our Executive Director have determined this year’s annual retreat will be free for all Fellows!  This includes the costs of room and board.

Offering this gift of space and reflection to the ever-growing community of Black poets is one of the best ways we can honor our twenty-five years strong and counting. 

Twenty-five years ago there wasn’t a Cave Canem and now the gift of this space created by Toi and Cornelius has extended out into the world with over 500 fellows.

By removing the financial barrier of attendance at the retreat, we are deepening our commitment to the fellowship and widening our vision for the power and promise of Black poetry. 

We look forward to gathering in Greensburg, PA next month with our fellows for the first time in person since the impact of the global health pandemic.

Until then, please enjoy a special video announcement from our co-founders Toi and Cornelius.

This moment marks a significant milestone for the Cave Canem.