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Nicole Sealey Named Next Executive Director of Cave Canem

By Harriet Staff

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Nicole Sealey has been appointed Cave Canem’s next Executive Director, succeeding Alison Meyers, who retired last month. In the foundation’s announcement, the Board of Directors states:

“From her early days as a workshop poet and fellow, to cultivating one of the most robust programming operations for the organization, Sealey has truly been a champion of Cave Canem. Her commitment to the fellows, her innovation in building new relationships and alliances with businesses and other arts organizations, and her desire to see Cave Canem sustain itself speaks to the incredible, glorious future that awaits this organization. We are very proud she will be at the forefront of leading us into this next chapter.”

Considering the work ahead, Sealey said, “I’m excited to serve as the next Executive Director and look forward to sustaining and creating spaces, opportunities and experiences that nurture poets and poetry lovers alike. It is an honor to help ensure that Cave Canem does not merely survive the next twenty years, but thrives.”

Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, forthcoming from Ecco in fall 2017. More about the appointment, and Cave Canem, here.

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Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Harriet Staff.