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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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February 26, 2021

Hallelujah-strong: In Honor of Former Board President Amanda Johnston

Cave Canem recently celebrated the election of new executive officers to our Board of Directors. With this transition, we also uplift the work of outgoing

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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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January 14, 2021

Cave Canem South: Reflections of Black Literary Activism

Kwame Dawes Cave Canem South In the mid-2000s, I put together a proposal for Cave Canem to consider the establishment of a series of short

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July 27, 2020

5 Debut Queer Poets on What to Read for the Sealey Challenge

                Poet Nicole Sealey, former executive director of Cave Canem, began the Sealey Challenge as a way to seriously commit to reading poetry

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