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Gender at the end of the world: Poet S. Brook Corfman discusses new book

Poet S. Brook Corfman is a current Ph.D. candidate in the English department’s critical and cultural studies program.
November 17, 2020
Corfman read excerpts from "My Daily Actions, or the Meteorites" during a Zoom seminar on Monday.

Poetry | Ode to an oven

Poetry | Ode to an oven
October 15, 2020
Senior Staff Columnist Alex Dolinger laments the fact that they can’t use their oven in this groundbreaking poem.

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

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.
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.

Poetry | Treeanna

Poetry | Treeanna
October 1, 2020
Staff columnist Mackenzie Oster shares a poem about nature, vibrancy and growth.

Poetry | Too much

Poetry | Too much
October 1, 2020
Exploring the hurtful tropes and stereotypes of Black women and beauty standards, columnist Ajani Powell encapsulates the critique on what a woman is to be in order to have love and respect in society.

Poetry | Verge

Poetry | Verge
June 23, 2020
Genna Edwards shares some gay poetry for Pride Month.

Poetry Partnership elevates voices of Black poets

The final community reading of the Poetry Partnership of Pittsburgh streamed last Wednesday.
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.

Poetry | Quarantining

Poetry | Quarantining
April 2, 2020
A poem in the time of COVID-19 by columnist Mackenzie Oster.

Poetry | Love poem in the time of COVID-19

Poetry | Love poem in the time of COVID-19
March 31, 2020
Opinions Editor Leah Mensch writes a love poem during a pandemic.

Poetry | The Grass Will Be Greener

Poetry | The Grass Will Be Greener
March 19, 2020
Contributing writer Lydia Chlpka shares a haiku in these trying times.
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