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Poetry | I mother

Poetry | I mother

By Megan Williams, Digital Manager April 18, 2021
In this week’s poem, digital manager Megan Williams writes about motherhood.
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 16, 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.
Poet Rudy Francisco gave performances of slam poetry in between taking questions Thursday night, in a town hall hosted by the Resident Student Association. In addition to reciting his poetry, Francisco talked about his becoming a poet, activism and his experience as a Black man.

Rudy Francisco speaks on poetry’s political power at RSA town hall

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Francisco has published five books of poetry revolving around the politics of race, class, gender and religion.
Dawn Lundy Martin: Teaching the poetics of engagement

Dawn Lundy Martin: Teaching the poetics of engagement

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist April 8, 2021
While she may not have imagined it as such, Dawn Lundy Martin's passion for poetry would soon spiral into an illustrious career spent telling stories and empowering others to do the same.
Poetry | angel sighting

Poetry | angel sighting

By Ny'Ara Willis, For the Pitt News April 4, 2021
Staff poet Ny’Ara Willis explores religion in this week’s poem “angel sighting.”
Poetry | olympics

Poetry | olympics

By Ny'Ara Willis, For the Pitt News March 25, 2021
In this week’s poem, Ny’Ara Willis writes about a fight in Tokyo.
Books to look forward to in 2021

Books to look forward to in 2021

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor January 21, 2021
Last year, the book gods told me that 2020 was going to be a good year for books. The book gods did not tell me that there was going to be a global pandemic, but that’s OK.
Poet S. Brook Corfman is a current Ph.D. candidate in the English department’s critical and cultural studies program.

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

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 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

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist October 16, 2020
Senior Staff Columnist Alex Dolinger laments the fact that they can’t use their oven in this groundbreaking poem.
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.
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