Cave Canem Poetry Fellows & Faculty

Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles,
Collage of poetry books by Black poets
"Since Cave Canem was established in 1996, its model of mentorship and fellowship has inspired a host of other organizations dedicated to the development of poets of color."

In June 2021, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the literary organization Cave Canem which was established to educate, promote, and support Black poets. I’ve shared the work of just a few during this month’s podcasts, however, the list of poets—both Fellows and Faculty—and their recent books merits further mention and I’m happy to provide a partial list to get readers started—and to remind them to discover other collections on their own!

and the collections I’m excited about that are being published later in 2021: