Mission and History

The mission of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) at the University of Pittsburgh is to highlight, promote, and share the poetry and poetic work of African American and African diasporic writers. »


Meet the CAAPP Codirectors Terrance Hayes and Dawn Lundy Martin, Assistant Director Lauren Russell, and Graduate Student Assistant Jessica Lanay Moore. »

Community Partners

Learn more about partnerships CAAPP is developing with groups that have deep ties to the Pittsburgh arts community. »