Community Partners

Community Partners and Collaborating Organizations

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ efforts are enhanced through partnerships with other organizations that have deep roots in Pittsburgh’s communities.


Cave Canem

Cave Canem Foundation, “a home for the many voices of African American poetry,” is an influential national poetry organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. With Cave Canem, CAAPP collaborates on a range of projects, including the Cave Canem Oral History Project, which will document the stories of poets’ experiences at the Cave Canem retreat and particularly how Cave Canem impacts poets’ lives. 


Kelly Strayhorn Theater

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, an East Liberty-based nonprofit committed to fostering both community partnerships and innovative artistic performances, is a primary collaborator in CAAPP’s endeavors to provide community access to all programming and visiting artists. 


City of Asylum

City of Asylum provides sanctuary to endangered literary writers and offers a broad range of literary programs to encourage cross-cultural exchange.


The Veterans Health Administration (VA) Pittsburgh Healthcare System

The Veterans Health Administration (VA) Pittsburgh Healthcare System provides healthcare to improve the health and well-being of United States veterans.


Black Unicorn: Library & Archives Project

Black Unicorn: Library & Archives Project is a Black feminist library & archive; an intervention; a collection reflecting the rich unfolding legacy of Black queer and trans people across the Diaspora.


Ace Hotel 
August Wilson House
Carnegie Museum of Art 
Homewood YouthPlaces
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival
UrbanKind Institute
Warhol Museum
Wilkinsburg Park It!