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City of Asylum hosts poets laureate from across the country

City of Asylum hosts poets laureate from across the country

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

September 2, 2019

More than 60 people attended a poets laureate celebration event hosted by City of Asylum in the North Shore Monday. The four poets laureate — Paisley Rekdal, Salas Rivera, Kim Shuck and Molly Fisk — each read from their own collections.

City of Asylum residents share readings and wisdom at WPU

City of Asylum residents share readings and wisdom at WPU

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

October 17, 2018

City of Asylum is known for providing a sanctuary for exiled writers. Two of those writers brought their wisdom to campus with a special appearance at WPU.

City of Asylum wraps 14th annual Jazz Poetry Month, welcomes new changes

City of Asylum wraps 14th annual Jazz Poetry Month, welcomes new changes

By Frances Tirado, For The Pitt News

October 1, 2018

As Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum, closes out its Jazz Poetry season, the staff talks about the new changes within the organization.

An asylum for artists: students intern at a sanctuary for exiled writers

An asylum for artists: students intern at a sanctuary for exiled writers

By Salina Pressimone / Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

Rebecca Martin stares in awe from behind the “Banned Books” shelf in her volunteer T-shirt inscribed with the words “City of Asylum” written out in four different languages. She yields to occasional orders from Leslie, the supervisor for the night, greeting and registering guests as she t...

City of Asylum offers ad-lib insight into lives of the disabled

City of Asylum offers ad-lib insight into lives of the disabled

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

June 9, 2015

Bright, fluorescent lights poured down on a cast of characters. They joined hands and bowed, their bodies casting shadows on the white stage where they stood. Some were standing, some accompanied by their caregivers and some in wheelchairs.At the New Hazlett Theater in the North Side, “A (micro) histo...

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