The Watering Hole is a grassroots movement that began as a Facebook Group created by fellows of Cave Canem South Workshops. We all had varying backgrounds—some of us M.F.A. and Ph.D. candidates, some on the spoken word tour circuit, some closet poets; however, all of us were searching to fill a void. We needed a community of poets who understood the cultural framework of our work; who could breakdown Plato, Roger Bonair-Agard, and Biggie in the same breath; who believed in the power of a united writing community; and who were passionate about getting our voices into the world as a team. We were starved for a craft-oriented poetry community of color.