In 2015 - 2016, CURA magazine issues are dedicated to the theme of Black Lives Matter. We are resolved to gather voices, art and action toward the struggle for racial justice. To this end, CURA is sponsoring this Black Art Matters fundraiser to support the production of our issues and scholarships for Cave Canem’s historic retreat for black poets.

Called "the major watering hole and air pocket for black poetry" by poet Nikky Finney, Cave Canem has grown from an initial gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement with a renowned faculty and a high-achieving national fellowship of over 300. Its programs include an annual week-long retreat, first and second book prizes with prestigious presses, Legacy Conversations with pre-eminent black poets and scholars, Poets on Craft talks, writing workshops, publications and national readings.

Will you join us in our support and celebration of black artists?

There's only a week left to reach our fundraising goal of $2,000 for Cave Canem and our Black Lives Matter issue! Click the button below to make a donation and claim donation perks, including: