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Poetry | Verge

Poetry | Verge

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

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.

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.

Poetry | Quarantining

Poetry | Quarantining

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

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

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

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

By Lydia Chlpka, Staff Columnist

March 19, 2020

Contributing writer Lydia Chlpka shares a haiku in these trying times.

Poetry | Goodwill Mugs

Poetry | Goodwill Mugs

By Lydia Chlpka, Staff Columnist

February 21, 2020

Mugs — not matching — are being used for not-drinking. They hold

Catalog of visiting black poets’ work on display in Hillman Library

Colorful chapbooks — small collections of poetry centered on a theme — line the featured shelves in Hillman’s new African American poetry exhibit. The featured books were written and signed by black poets who have visited Pitt’s campus.

By Brenden Rearick, For The Pitt News

February 20, 2020

Colorful chapbooks — small collections of poetry centered on a theme — currently line the featured shelves in Hillman’s new African American poetry exhibit.

Poetry | A Farewell to Maggie Durwald

Retiring Assistant Opinions Editor Maggie Durwald began working for The Pitt News in the first week of her first year.

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2020

Opinions Editor Leah Mensch writes a poem to her retiring editorial partner.

Poetry | The Dana and Lydia Special

Poetry | The Dana and Lydia Special

By Lydia Chlpka, For The Pitt News

February 6, 2020

Lydia Chlpka writes about Diet Cokes, and how they taste better from the fountain — amongst other things — in today’s poem.

Poetry | I Want to Watch You Crumble

Poetry | I Want to Watch You Crumble

By Nina Santucci, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2020

i want to watch you crumble.

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