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Natalie Diaz joined poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and writer and performance artist lê thị diễm thúy for “Of Sounds and Re-sounds” Wednesday night, as the fourth event in the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ “Black Studies 2.0” series.

CAAPP event explores sound, diaspora and oppression

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor April 15, 2021
Diana Khoi Nguyen, an assistant professor of English writing, curated and moderated “Of Sounds and Re-sounds” Wednesday night as the fourth event in the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ “Black Studies 2.0” series.
The Center for Creativity hosted “Me in the Poetry: A Longed-For Bed,” in collaboration with the week-long Black Study Intensive “Collective Protest and Rebellion” sponsored by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

‘Embracing joy’: Poetry workshop encourages positive thoughts, pursuing passions

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer October 2, 2020
Pitt students, faculty and staff worked to bridge the distance between passion and everyday life at a poetry workshop Thursday afternoon. Jasmine Green guided the workshop and described her experiences with finding passion.
The final community reading of the Poetry Partnership of Pittsburgh streamed last Wednesday.

Poetry Partnership elevates voices of Black poets

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer June 16, 2020
The reading featured 10 poets reading their work — Joss Green, Diarra Imani, Dani Janae, Medina Jackson, Maria Kent, Joy KMT, Crystal Massie, Tresa Murphy Green, Christina Springer and Jahqwahn Watson. Much of the subject matter revolved around themes of womanhood, motherhood, Black ancestry and what it means to be Black today in the United States.
 Poets Marilyn Nelson (left) and Sonia Sanchez (right) spoke about their works as a part of the first installment of the Center for African American Poetry Poetics Legacy Series.

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.
Poet Nicole Sealey reads her poem “Candelabra With Heads” at Pitt’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics “Won’t You Celebrate With Me” event on Saturday evening.

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?”
New Orleans native and poet Rickey Laurentiis spoke about the art presented at “The Black Ecstatic: An Evening of Poetry & Film,” which was organized by the Center for African American Poetry & Poetics and The Andy Warhol Museum.

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...

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