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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Poetry collective ADDverse+Poesia hopes to show poetry is for everyone

Poetry collective ADDverse+Poesia hopes to show poetry is for everyone

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
ADDverse+Poesia is bringing BIPOC poets together on campus through the translation of poems, conversations with artists and authors from underrepresented communities and more.
Joy Ladin, professor of English at Yeshiva University, speaks at “In Our Own Write” hosted by the Center for Creativity on Tuesday.

Yeshiva professor Joy Ladin discusses poetry, gender transition and Judaism

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish university, spoke at a Zoom event hosted by Pitt’s Center for Creativity for "In Our Own Write,” a Pitt LGBTQ+ creative writing course for people over 50.
Paulette Ramsay recites her poems over Zoom at the Global Hub last Thursday.

Poet Paulette Ramsay speaks on Caribbean culture and womanhood

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Poet Paulette Ramsay read excerpts from her books of poetry Friday evening on a Zoom webinar hosted by ADDverse. Her poetry focuses on Blackness, womanhood and Caribbean culture.
Ny’Ara Willis poses in the mirror.

Poetry | black girl ghazal

By Ny'Ara Willis, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
Ny’Ara Willis reflects on her experiences as a Black woman in her poem “black girl ghazal.”
Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

By Anna Fischer, For The Pitt News September 27, 2021
No matter how many different emotions we have, humans are perpetually drawn to sad art. But art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good, folks.
Poetry | Clam

Poetry | Clam

By Ny'Ara Willis, Staff Writer September 24, 2021
Staff writer Ny’Ara Willis explores self-discovery in this week’s poem, “Clam.”
Xandria Phillips was selected as the newest creative writing fellow at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics from 2021-2023.

CAAPP names poet Xandria Phillips as new creative writing fellow

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer June 23, 2021
When Xandria Phillips was growing up, they wrote poetry as a way to cope with the ups and downs of being a teenager in rural Ohio. Now they are the newest creative writing fellow at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics from 2021-2023.
Sally Wen Mao (left) is the author of “Oculus” and “Mad Honey Symposium.”

Poet Sally Wen Mao closes out AAPI Heritage Month with readings from her award-winning books

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer May 26, 2021
Sally Wen Mao is the author of “Oculus” and “Mad Honey Symposium.” Her first book, “Mad Honey Symposium,” was given the Kinereth Gensler Award in 2012. “Oculus” was published in 2019 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, and highly reviewed by NPR, The Washington Post and The New Yorker, among others.
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.
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