Cave Canem Poetry Prize Winners

Launched in 1999, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize is a first-book award dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by black poets of Africa ...more

Winners

Refuse: Poems

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4.39 avg rating — 104 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2017)
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Begin with a Failed Body

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4.43 avg rating — 47 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2016)
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Bestiary: Poems

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4.17 avg rating — 1,157 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2015)
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Boy with Thorn

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4.15 avg rating — 215 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2014)
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Zero to Three

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4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2013)
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Scratching the Ghost: Poems

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4.31 avg rating — 64 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2012)
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If One of Us Should Fall

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4.07 avg rating — 41 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2011)
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Spit Back a Boy

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4.22 avg rating — 49 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2010)
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Missing You, Metropolis

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4.16 avg rating — 251 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2009)
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Narrative of the Life of th...

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4.14 avg rating — 59 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2007)
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A Gathering of Matter/A Mat...

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4.10 avg rating — 72 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2006)
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Lions Don't Eat Us: Poems

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Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2005)
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Eye of Water

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3.86 avg rating — 28 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2004)
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The Listening

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4.30 avg rating — 46 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2003)
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The Body's Question

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4.01 avg rating — 436 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2002)
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Black Swan

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4.24 avg rating — 70 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2001)
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Leaving Saturn

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4.05 avg rating — 132 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (2000)
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Domestic Work: Poems

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4.21 avg rating — 506 ratings
Cave Canem Poetry Prize (1999)
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