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                                        <div style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:18px;line-height:20.7999992370605px"><span style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,sans-serif;line-height:normal">The Adelphi University Creative Writing MFA is proud to congratulate our colleague</span></span><br>
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<div style="line-height:20.7999992370605px;text-align:center"><span style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-size:26px">Jacquline Jones LaMon</span></span></span></div>

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<div style="line-height:20.7999992370605px;text-align:left"><span style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:18px">on her election as president of Cave Canem.</span></span><br>
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<div style="text-align:left"><span style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">A Cave Canem fellow, LaMon has served on the organization’s board of directors since 2009 and chaired the Development Committee, 2013 to 2015. She is the author of two collections of poems, </span><em style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">Last Seen</em><span style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">, a Felix Pollak Poetry Prize selection, and </span><em style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">Gravity, U.S.A.</em><span style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">, recipient of the Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award. Her novel, </span><em style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">In the Arms of One Who Loves Me</em><span style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">, was published by Ballantine Books.</span><br>
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<div style="text-align:left"><span style="line-height:20.7999992370605px">Founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. Called ʺthe major watering hole and air pocket for black poetryʺ by 2011 National Book Award winner and faculty member Nikky Finney, the organization’s programs include an annual week‐long retreat, first‐and second‐book prizes with prestigious presses, Legacy Conversations with distinguished black poets and scholars, Poets on Craft talks, a lecture series, community‐based writing workshops, publications and national readings.  Such pre‐eminent poets as Elizabeth Alexander, Terrance Hayes, Natasha Trethewey, Chris Abani, Harryette Mullen, Yusef Komunyakaa and Claudia Rankine number among the organization’s faculty and judges.</span></div>

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