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Mark your calendar!

Cave Canem Anthology XIII: 2010-2011, with cover image by William Villalongo, now available from Aquarius Press/Willow Books.

May 5, 6:30 pm
Writing across Cultures: A Reading

May 8, 5 pm
New Works: Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Parneshia Jones and Ladan Osman

May 12, 7:30 pm
Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading

In the News

Gregory Pardlo wins 2015 Pulitzer for Digest

Cave Canem Fellows Aracelis Girmay and Roger Reeves win 2015 Whiting Awards for Poetry

Elizabeth Alexander elected to Academy of American Poets’ Board of Chancellors

Five Cave Canem Poets launch #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

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