Sold Out! Benefit Reception and Reading celebrating Cave Canemís 20th Anniversary!

March 30, 2016

Sold Out! 6:30 - 7:30 pm: VIP Reception & Reserved Seating, $100
Hosted by Claudia Rankine and Robin Coste Lewis

Sold Out! 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Fellows Reading, General Admission $10


Reserve your ticket today for an evening of exceptional poetry at art space/restaurant Elysian, Frog Town’s “little slice of heaven nestled between the 5 and the Los Angeles River.” Twenty talented Cave Canem fellows read original verse at four-minute intervals: come experience what all the cheering is about!



Arrive early for a VIP reception: socialize with your hosts, the AWP writing community, distinguished poets and supporters, and make new friends. Event seating is limited to 130.



2806 Clearwater Street
Los Angeles, CA

10-minute drive from Downtown, 15 from Hollywood

Generously supported by Robin Coste Lewis; Clockshop; Elysian; Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC; and English/PhD in Creative Writing and Literature Program, USC.




P.S. If you can’t attend, please consider making a gift to Cave Canem, a home for Black Poetry.

And don’t miss Cave Canem Poetry at AWP!

Reading & Conversation with Douglas Kearney, Robin Coste Lewis & Gregory Pardlo, moderated by April Heck

Friday, April 1, 4:30 pm
Petree Hall, Exhibit Hall Level
LA Convention Center

Three groundbreaking poets—Whiting Award, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners—read from and discuss their recent collections of poetry, provoking new ways of seeing and thinking about culture, art, history, naming, race and home.

Visit us at the Book Fair: Exhibition Space 806

Browse prize-winning books of poetry, from Natasha Trethewey’s Domestic Work to Rickey Laurentiis’ Boy with Thorn. Chat with fellows and buy signed copies of their new and recent collections.