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‘The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter’: Zun Lee and Aracelis Girmay discuss hope, vulnerability

Zun Lee.
October 2, 2020
Zun Lee and Aracelis Girmay presented works that celebrated the beauty of Black life and moments of quiet tenderness.

Some classics translations skirt conversations about race, Yale professor says

Emily Greenwood, professor of classics and African American studies at Yale University, started off CAAPP’s Black Study Intensive week with her virtual talk “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors” on Monday afternoon.
September 29, 2020
Greenwood’s Monday afternoon talk, “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors,” kicked off the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ week of Black Study Intensive sessions. The event featured Greenwood presenting her unpublished paper on the language of Aristotle, as well as discussion with Greenwood moderated by Dan Kubis, senior English literature lecturer.

Falling into the t(rap) of poetry with Tongo Eisen-Martin and Simone White

After the performance, audience members speak with poet Tongo Eisen-Martin.
March 3, 2020
Snippets of conversation that rose above the heavy bass of the music started to die down as Tongo Eisen-Martin took the stage at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Catalog of visiting black poets’ work on display in Hillman Library

Colorful chapbooks — small collections of poetry centered on a theme — line the featured shelves in Hillman’s new African American poetry exhibit. The featured books were written and signed by black poets who have visited Pitt’s campus.
February 19, 2020
Colorful chapbooks — small collections of poetry centered on a theme — currently line the featured shelves in Hillman’s new African American poetry exhibit.
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