"...the major watering hole and

air pocket for black poetry."

                                                                                             -Nikky Finney





Rent Party captains & volunteers raised $14,187, February 1 – March 31, to help keep Cave Canem in the house.

It’s never too late to donate. With a contribution of $120 or more, you’ll receive a copy of Dexter Booth’s Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winning Scratching the Ghost. Your gift in any amount will make a difference & be gratefully received.



Congratulations to Jamal May, recipient of the 2014 Cave Canem Rose O'Neill Literary House Residency at Washington College.

Coming Up! April

April 18, 5 pm

Cave Canem, Kundiman & Alice James: A Reading