and raised in Florida, NICOLE SEALEY is a Cave Canem
graduate fellow and the recipient of a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation Grant.
She also studied with Cave Canem
teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K.
Editors Dewey (Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus) and Rifkin (Georgetown University) gather US contributors in English, literature, and poetics to explore the ways in which friendships conducted inside poetic communities, such as Flarf and the African American writers' retreat called Cave Canem
, both reflect and seek alternatives to the factors that constrain the gendering of poetic voice, authority, and social positioning.
Betts is a PhD candidate at Binghamton University and a Cave Canem
Some houses had CAVE CANEM
signs, meaning Beware of the Dog.
DONIKA ROSS is a Cave Canem
Fellow and received her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.
She turned the bathhouse into Cave Canem
, a restaurant that served ancient Roman dishes and became a hot spot for hipsters.
In the time since, he's balanced out his reputation for being a virtuoso performer with some serious literary accolades, including earning an MFA from Warren Wilson and being Cave Canem
He is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from Cave Canem
and the Lannan Foundation.
Chi Elliott, a Cave Canem
fellow, lives in Oakland, California.
Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey's literary achievements began with her first poetry collection, Domestic Work, which won the inaugural Cave Canem
poetry prize in 1999, a 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize, and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry.
In this collection, Crisler, a Cave Canem
Fellow at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, interprets the innocence of childhood and the realities of young manhood of boys living in Gary, Indiana.