Cave Canem Residency
The Rose O’Neill Literary House partners with Cave Canem to provide a month-long residency in historic Chestertown, Maryland annually to one Cave Canem Fellow. Cave Canem’s mission is to serve as “a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.”
The Cave Canem Residency at The Rose O’Neill Literary House includes a public reading as part of the annual Summer Poetry Salon Series. The Fellow is awarded the use of a private, single-family residence for the entire month of June, along with a $1000 honorarium for living expenses. The Fellow also has the option of a private manuscript consultation with the Director of the Literary House, poet James Allen Hall.
Applicants should send a brief statement of purpose, a CV, and a 10-page poetry sample to Director James Allen Hall:
The Rose O’Neill Literary House
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
For the 2018 Cave Canem Residency at The Rose O’Neill Literary House, applications will be accepted if postmarked by March 15, 2018. The winning candidate will be notified no later than March 31, 2018.
2018 CAVE CANEM FELLOW
Lauren Russell is the author of What’s Hanging on the Hush (Ahsahta, 2017). A Cave Canem graduate fellow, she was the 2014-2015 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the 2016 VIDA Fellow to the Home School, and a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow in poetry. She is a research assistant professor and is assistant director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.
Lauren Russell will be in-residence at Washington College from Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 30, 2018.
PAST CAVE CANEM FELLOWS @ THE ROSE O’NEILL LITERARY HOUSE
2017 - Laura Swearingen-Steadwell
2016 - Darrel Alejandro Holnes
2015 - Kamilah Aisha Moon
2014 - Jamaal May
2013 - Yona Harvey
2012 – Kevin Vaughn
2011 – Arisa White