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Sonia Sanchez and Marilyn Nelson talk black poetry

Sonia Sanchez and Marilyn Nelson talk black poetry

By Charlie Taylor, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Sonia Sanchez and fellow poet Marilyn Nelson visited the Carnegie Lecture Hall for a reading, which was followed by a conversation about their work, in an event hosted by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

CAAPP celebrates black female writers from Pittsburgh and beyond

CAAPP celebrates black female writers from Pittsburgh and beyond

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

June 18, 2019

Nicole Sealey’s editors once convinced her to remove the last line of a poem before she published it. The poem, “Candelabra With Heads,” meditated on a sculpture by the artist Thomas Hirschhorn, and its final line stated the poem’s thesis question — “Who can see this and not see lynchings?”

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts “Black Ecstatic” panel and showcase

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts “Black Ecstatic” panel and showcase

By Dylan Giacobbe, For the Pitt News

October 26, 2018

Rickey Laurentiis — a poet from New Orleans currently serving as the inaugural fellow of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics — took the stage at the Frick Fine Arts building on Thursday night and made clear what they came to see. “I wanted to see how a black filmmaker argues her body into a ...

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