"...the major watering hole and

air pocket for black poetry."

                                                                                             -Nikky Finney










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Through March 19, 2015
Color Conversion: Works by William Villalongo on exhibit at Cave Canem.

March 19, 6:30 pm
Seeing Home from a Distance: James Baldwin’s Views on Place

March 30, 6:30 pm
Poetry Conversations: A Reading

In the News

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