"...the major watering hole and

air pocket for black poetry."

                                                                                             -Nikky Finney









Mark your calendar!

Two Workshop Readings

Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Launch with Rio Cortez April 14, 7:30 pm

Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize
April 15 PostmarkEnter the 2016 competition, judged by Jacqueline Jones LaMon and Parneshia Jones

New Works Readings
Jarita Davis, Camille Rankine & E. Ethelbert Miller April 20, 6:30 pm

New Works Readings
Jacqueline Johnson, Tyehimba Jess & Marilyn Nelson April 21, 7:00 pm

Cave Canem's third-floor loft space at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York is mobility-accessible with an elevator at the main entrance to the building. When planning to attend an event at our Brooklyn headquarters,  please call 718.858.0000 to let us know that you require wheelchair seating. Our off-site events are held at venues that are wheelchair accessible.

In the News

Robin Coste Lewis wins 2015 National Book Award for Poetry

Jacqueline Jones LaMon Elected President

Toi Derricotte to Retire as President: Tribute Fund Established

Tribute Event for Toi Derricotte. View ceremony on YouTube.

Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Competition launched!

Donika Ross wins 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Gregory Pardlo wins 2015 Pulitzer for Digest