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Cave Canem Feature
February 22, 2009 9:33 AM   Subscribe

The Drunken Boat publishes poetry from around the world, translations of poetry, reviews of poetry collections and anthologies, and interviews with well-known poets. The current issue features Cave Canem poets, home for the many voices of African-American poetry and committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African-American poets.
posted by netbros (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Took a few clicks to get to the page with links to all the poems/poets.
posted by mediareport at 9:48 AM on February 22, 2009


Not to be confused with Drunken Boat.
posted by muckster at 10:45 AM on February 22, 2009


The story behind the name "Cave Canem" is cool:

ABOUT THE NAME

When Toi Derricotte shared her dream of a retreat for African American poets with Cornelius Eady and his wife Sarah Micklem, they agreed to work together to make it a reality. In Pompeii, Italy, they found a fitting symbol for the safe space they hoped to create: the mosaic of a dog guarding the entry to the House of the Tragic Poet, with the inscription CAVE CANEM (Beware of the Dog). It symbolized for them the role that Cave Canem could play: it would protect the poets and, by breaking the chain, it would unleash these vital new voices into the literary world.

posted by jayder at 10:46 AM on February 22, 2009


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