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Poems from prison: Students share incarcerated voices

Poems from prison: Students share incarcerated voices

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The poetry performance was part of an event which packed City of Asylum on Wednesday night, with more than 100 people in attendance.

Poetry | The Earth stands still

Poetry | The Earth stands still

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columist

November 21, 2019

The Earth stands still The Air blows calmly The Seas break softly The Sun blazes steadily   The Universe is at peace with itself And so are the beings within it  For the first time in ages The world stands still   Everyone must succumb  To the world outside ...

Poetry | Winter in One Night

Poetry | Winter in One Night

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist

November 14, 2019

The night is cold and quiet

Poetry | We Are the Tree Of Life

Poetry | We Are the Tree Of Life

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

Leah Mensch reflects on her Jewish identity one year after the 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Poetry | Pitt Police Crime Report

Poetry | Pitt Police Crime Report

By Ana Eberts, Staff Columnist

October 17, 2019

Ana Eberts makes a crime report poem.

Poetry | Mid-October Scaries

Poetry | Mid-October Scaries

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

October 10, 2019

Winter is just around the corner  As midterms take way 

Poetry | Today We Talk

Poetry | Today We Talk

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist

October 3, 2019

Yesterday we lost warriors to their own internal battles

Poetry | College

Poetry | College

By Emily Pingis, Staff Columnist

September 12, 2019

To the left, A career in mathematics To the right, A path of dramatics

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.

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?”

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