Black on Black: A CAAPP + Cave Canem Reading

May 14, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Poster for event with event information, Carly Inghram, Aurielle Marie, and their book covers

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) will host a celebratory reading in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books, Autumn House Press, and University of Pittsburgh Press on Saturday May 14th, 2022 from 2PM - 3PM. The live book signing and reading will feature poets Carly Inghram (she/her) and Aurielle Marie (they/them) and will take place on the KDKA Stage at the Festival’s Bakery Square location.


The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books (GPFB) showcases Pittsburgh’s historic, vital role on the national and international literary stage. It’s a totally FREE event. The reading will celebrate Carly Inghram (winner of the 2020 CAAPP Book Prize selected by Terrance Hayes) & Aurielle Marie (winner of the 2020 Cave Canem Poetry Prize) as winners of their respective prizes and as outstanding voices in Black & Black queer poetics.


Carly Inghram is a poet from Atlanta. She received an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. Her work is featured in The Indianapolis Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. Her debut collection, Sometimes the Blue Trees, was released from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press in 2019. Her second book, The Animal Indoors, was the winner of the 2020 CAAPP Book Prize. She currently lives in Manhattan and teaches Kindergarten in the Bronx.

Aurielle Marie is a Black and queer essayist, poet, and cultural strategist hailing from the Deep South. A 2019 Ploughshares Emerging Writer award recipient, they’ve received invitations to fellowships from many literary institutions, including Lambda Literary, VONA Voices, and Tin House. Their work is featured in TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, Black Warrior, and other journals. Aurielle Marie writes and speaks about Blackness, bodies, sex, and pop culture from a Black feminist lens.


About CAAPP:

Founded in 2016, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is a creative think tank for African American and African diasporic poetries and poetics. Our mission is to highlight, promote, and share the work of African American and African diasporic poets and to pollinate cross-disciplinary conversation and collaboration.


Location and Address

KDKA Stage at the Festival’s Bakery Square location.