February 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Ferguson Voices

A Hands-on Community Writing Workshop
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February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm

Blackness and the Powers of Horror: Film, Performance, Poetry, Criticism

A discussion on race, horror, poetics, and performance.
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March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Masterclass with Claudia Rankine

A masterclass with poet and scholar Claudia Rankine.
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March 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

Masterclass with Carrie Mae Weems

Masterclass with renowned photographer.
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March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

An Evening with Claudia Rankine and Carrie Mae Weems

Reading, Lecture, and Discussion with Claudia Rankine and Carrie Mae Weems.
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April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Toi Derricotte Book Launch

Celebrating the launch of Toi Derricotte's new book.
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April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Aux Arias: Excerpts from the opera Virgula Divina

Location TBA
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Past Center Events

February 15, 2019 - 5:30pm

Ross Gay & Saretta Morgan: Readings

Reading featuring Ross Gay and text-based artist Saretta Morgan. Read more »
January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

An Evening with Terrance Hayes and Rickey Laurentiis

Reading and Q&A with Rickey Laurentiis and Terrance Hayes. Read more »
November 14, 2018 (All day) to November 15, 2018 (All day)

Reading and Conversation with Tracy K. Smith

Q&A with Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Tracy K. Smith Read more »
October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Black Ecstatic

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October 10, 2018 (All day)

Co-Lab and Reading with Jonah Mixon-Webster

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June 16, 2018 - 6:30pm

Because Blackness Like Poetry Means Many Things: Celebrating Cave Canem

“Blackness like poetry means many things,” Terrance Hayes said at the National Book Awards in 2016, when Cave Canem won the NBA’s Literarian Award. Founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady to “remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape,” Cave Canem has grown to become one of the most influential poetry organizations in the world. Join us for performances by four of Cave Canem's 400+ fellows—Samiya Bashir, Eisa Davis, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and avery r. young. Co-sponsored by the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Read more »
May 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Gallery Conversation: Black Representation in ‘Deana Lawson’

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May 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From Body to Flesh: Intersections of poetry, visual art and dance with the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics

An interactive workshop at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Read more »
March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Black Futures: Carl Phillips and Laylah Ali | A Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

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January 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Black Futures: Fred Moten and Latoya Ruby Frazier | A Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

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