Video & Audio Gallery

AN EVENING WITH TRACY K. SMITH

Featuring a conversation with Dawn Lundy Martin
In partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures




 


 

THE BLACK ECSTATIC

Moderated by Rickey Laurentiis
Featuring poetry from Fatima Jamal, Safiya Sinclair, Roger Reeves, and Airea D. Matthews
In partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum

 

 


JONAH MIXON-WEBSTER READS FROM HIS DEBUT POETRY COLLECTION STEREO(TYPE)

Stereo(type) is the winner of the 2017 Sawtooth Poetry Prize.

 


 

"BECAUSE BLACKNESS LIKE POETRY MEANS MANY THINGS:" CELEBRATING CAVE CANEM

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and The Kelly Strayhorn Theater partner to host Cave Canem Fellows Samiya Bashir, avery r. young, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and Eisa Davis in celebration of Cave Canem's history and legecy.

 


 

BLACK FUTURES: LAYLAH ALI & CARL PHILLIPS

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts poet and essayist Carl Phillips and visual artist Laylah Ali at the University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Chapel. They each present their work, then engage in conversation with CAAPP Director Dawn Lundy Martin and CAAPP Fellow Rickey Laurentiis.

 


 

BLACK FUTURES: FRED MOTEN & LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts poet and scholar Fred Moten and photographer and MacArthur fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier at the University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Chapel. They each present their work, and engage in conversation with CAAPP Director Dawn Lundy Martin.

 


 

BLACK FUTURES: A TRIBUTE TO THADDEUS MOSLEY

University of Pittsburgh presents sculptor and Pitt graduate Thaddeus Mosley with the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Professional Achievement Award; Douglas Kearney, r. erica doyle, francine j. harris, and Ronaldo V. Wilson present ekphrastic responses in honor of Mosley's legacy.

 


 

BLACK FUTURES: LATASHA N. NEVADA DIGGS, RENEE GLADMAN, VAL JEANTY, AND JOHN KEENE

A sonic lecture performed by Latasha N. Nevada Diggs and Val Jeanty, and readings by Renee Gladman, and John Keene at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. | October 4, 2017

 


 

THE NEXT GENERATION OF BLACK POETS | CAVE CANEM FELLOWS AND FRIENDS

Featuring DJ and Poet Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Aziza Barnes, Aricka Foreman, Adjus Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Kamden Hilliard, and Jayson P. Smith at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. | June 17, 2017

 


 

ALT(E)AR: A MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE AND ART INSTALLATION

Three videos that document the event Alt(e)ar curated by CAAPP graduate student assistant, Jessica Lanay Moore. Videos feature the art installation of Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, and the performance/monolgue of Kiyan Williams. | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

 


 

SITES OF MEMORY: A LANGUAGE FOR GRIEVING

Presentations and a Moderated Discussion By
M. Nourbese Philip, Sonya Posmentier, and Ibrahima Seck
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 

 

 


 

ON BEAUTY: PLACE, BLACKNESS, AND BEING

A Presentation and Conversation with
Tonya M. Foster and Mabel O. Wilson
Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

 

 


 

ERASING BASQUIAT: A TALK BY CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL

Dream Space Residency | Monday, February 6, 2017

 

 

 


 

WHY DOES BLACK ART MATTER NOW:

Visual Artist Lorna Simpson and poet Robin Coste Lewis Present and Discuss Their Work
Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

 

 



 

WHY DOES BLACK ART MATTER NOW:

Speculative Design Proposition from architects Imani Day, Mitch McEwen, and Mario Gooden
Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

 

 


 

WHY DOES BLACK ART MATTER NOW:

This is What We Will Build When We Get Our Reparations Community Workshop
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

 

 



 

#BLACKPOETSSPEAKOUT:

Pittsburgh Community Reading
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

 


Nelly Rosario | Comics and Fotonovela: A Conversation About Hybridity

 

Monday, October 3, 2016

 

 


20 YEARS OF CAVE CANEM CELEBRATION:

Reading | Sunday, June 19, 2016

 

 

 


 

Poetry and Race in America

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh | March 24, 2016

 


Bagley Wright Lecture Series: Terrance Hayes

Library of Congress | January 22, 2016