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September 28, 2016

Cave Canem Awarded the 2016 Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation

We’re pleased to announce that Cave Canem has been awarded the National Book Foundation's 2016 Literarian Award, a $10,000 prize for outstanding service to the

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September 14, 2016

Cave Canem Seeks Grants Manager

Cave Canem Foundation seeks a Grants Manager to maintain a portfolio of current corporate, foundation, and government funding, and to research, identify and procure new sources of

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October 21, 2016

Alysia Nicole Harris: Poet of the Week

Crow's Sugar   I stole a watermelon from your kitchen. I must have been about 18. I’m thinking of a black-eyed angel. The other boys

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July 5, 2016

Tina Chang & Tracy K. Smith's conversation on poetry and friendship

In their talk at Cave Canem on May 19, “The Spirit That Is Charged: A Conversation about Poetry and Friendship,” Tina Chang and Tracy K.

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June 21, 2016

DOGBYTES Interview: Tyehimba Jess

Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both

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