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 is a program that offers the Fellow the uninterrupted time and space to focus solely on their writing projects for a full month. 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.
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 2020 Cave Canem Residency at The Rose O’Neill Literary House, applications will be accepted if postmarked by March 15, 2020. The winning candidate will be notified no later than March 31, 2020.
2019 CAVE CANEM FELLOW
David Mills holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College, where he received a Holden Fellowship. He is the author of two poetry collections, the second, The Sudden Country, was a book-prize finalist. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Breadloaf, and Cave Canem. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Fence, Rattapallax and Drunken Boat. He has also recorded his poetry on RCA Records, had a play produced by the Juilliard School of Drama, and had poems displayed at the Venice Biennale. He lived as writer-in-residence in Langston Hughes’s landmark home.
David Mills will be in-residence at Washington College from Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30, 2019.
PAST CAVE CANEM FELLOWS @ THE ROSE O’NEILL LITERARY HOUSE
2018 - Lauren Russell
2017 - Laura Swearingen-Steadwell
2016 - Darrel Alejandro Holnes
2015 - Kamilah Aisha Moon
2014 - Jamaal May
2013 - Yona Harvey
2012 - Kevin Vaughn
2011 - Arisa White