"...the major watering hole and

air pocket for black poetry."

                                                                                             -Nikky Finney





Fabulous Interns!

Welcome Summer Interns!  Visit our  current interns page to read more about Andrew, Josey & Gabby, and find details about Cave Canem’s year-round intern opportunities on our opportunities  page. 

Coming Up! July

June 26, 5:00 pm
Cynthia Manick & April Heck at the 4th Annual New York City Poetry Festival
Governors Island, Colonel’s Row
New York, NY

Workshops Deadline - 8/20, 11:59pm!

Letters to the Future with Erica Hunt

Poetry Conversations: Into the Chaos with r. erica doyle


Rent Party captains & volunteers raised $14,587, 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.