"...the major watering hole and

air pocket for black poetry."

                                                                                             -Nikky Finney










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Mark your calendar! January

January 16, 2015: Deadline  to apply to New York City Spring Workshops.

January 29, 2015: Color Conversion: Works by William Villalongo Opening Reception.

March 9, 11:59 pm: Deadline to submit to the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Graywolf Press for a first poetry collection by a black poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge.


In the News

Terrance Hayes named 2014 MacArthur Fellow
Cave Canem papers acquired by Yale University’s Beinecke Library
Furious Flower honors Derricotte, Harper, Komunyakaa & Nelson
Rickey Laurentiis receives 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for Boy with Thorn
Five Cave Canem Poets launch #BlackPoetsSpeakOut