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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 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

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist October 15, 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.
Poetry | Treeanna

Poetry | Treeanna

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist October 1, 2020
Staff columnist Mackenzie Oster shares a poem about nature, vibrancy and growth.
Poetry | Too much

Poetry | Too much

By Ajani Powell, For The Pitt News 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

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist June 23, 2020
Genna Edwards shares some gay poetry for Pride Month.
The final community reading of the Poetry Partnership of Pittsburgh streamed last Wednesday.

Poetry Partnership elevates voices of Black poets

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.
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