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Reexamining humanities’ role

Reexamining humanities' role

By Rio Maropis / Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

What it means to be a human doesn’t warrant a black-and-white response. Monday’s “Poetry and Race: How the Humanities Engage with Social Problems” will highlight this theme by examining how African-American poetry engages with contemporary social issues, like police violence. As part of Pi...

Pitt poets finalists for National Book Award

Terrence Hayes' book

By Jack Trainor / Culture Editor

October 14, 2015

Pitt is well represented in this year’s 20 National Book Award finalists. Pitt English professor Terrance Hayes was nominated Wednesday for his assortment of linguistic and investigative poems, “How to Be Drawn,” published by Penguin Books in March.    Ross Gay, another Pittsburgh poet, was ...

Welcome Back: Terrance Hayes talks about his path to poetry at Pitt

Welcome Back: Terrance Hayes talks about his path to poetry at Pitt

By John Lavanga- A&E Editor

August 18, 2013

As a winner of the National Book Award and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Terrance Hayes is one of the most successful and talented graduates of the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Fine Arts program. His poetry is fascinating, elegant, beautiful, playful and honest — even more so when read aloud.T...

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