Four brilliant Black women scholars, writers, activists, and poets Dawn Lundy Martin (Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics), Nicole Sealey (Executive Director of Cave...
Won't You Celebrate with Me: Poetry and Prose from the Director's Chair
Aux Arias: An Evening of Duets and Arias from the opera "Virgula Divina"
Librettist and CAAPP Graduate Student Assistant Jessica Lanay and composer Karen Brown stage an evening of duets and arias from their opera Virgula Divina. Interdisciplinary soprano...
Launch of Ross Gay's "The Book of Delights: Essays" and Saretta Morgan Reads
City of Asylum's Alphabet City celebrates the launch of Ross Gay's latest publication, The Book of Delights: Essays, and poet and text-based artist Saretta Morgan reads from her latest...
An Evening with Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine
Poet Claudia Rankine stages an excerpt of her play White Card, and photographer and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems gives a presentation on appropriation and the intersection of music...
Ferguson Voices Creative Writing Workshop with Saretta Morgan and Bekezela Mguni
Poet Saretta Morgan; and archivist, visual artist, and activist, Bekezela Mguni lead a creative writing workshop in response to the Hillman Library exhibit, Ferguson Voices.
Terrance Hayes & Rickey Laurentiis Reading and Q&A
Terrance Hayes and Rickey Laurentiis read their poetry; Dawn Lundy Martin leads Q&A.
Terrance Hayes Writing Workshop in Homewood
Terrance Hayes leads an interactive writing workshop in the neighborhood of Homewood, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tracy K. Smith at the Carnegie Lecture Hall
Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tracy K. Smith, reads and is interviewed by CAAPP Director and Co-Founder Dawn Lundy Martin.
Tracy K. Smith Reads at The Hill District Carnegie Library
Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tracy K. Smith, shares her work at The Hill District Carnegie Library.
The Black Ecstatic
Fatima Jamal, Rickey Laurentiis, Airea D. Matthews, Roger Reeves, Safiya Sinclair, and Devon Shimoyama present their writing and artworks. In partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum.
Jonah Mixon-Webster Reads from His Debut Poetry Collection "Stereo(TYPE)" @ PITT
Jonah Mixon-Webster, a poet-educator and conceptual/sound artist, reads from his debut collection, Stereo(TYPE). It was selected by Tyrone Williams for the 2017 Sawtooth Poetry Prize ...
Jonah Mixon-Webster Reads from His Debut Poetry Collection "Stereo(TYPE)" @ BOOM Concepts
Jonah Mixon-Webster, a poet-educator and conceptual/sound artist, reads from his debut collection, Stereo(TYPE). It was selected by Tyrone Williams for the 2017 Sawtooth...
Because Blackness Like Poetry Means Many Things: Celebrating Cave Canem
Marvelous interdisciplinary artists Samiya Bashir, Eisa Davis, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and avery r. young perform at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in celebration of Cave Canem.
Black Futures: Laylah Ali & Carl Phillips
Visual artist Laylah Ali, and poets Rickey Laurentiis, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Carl Phillips engage in a conversation about desire, eros, and violence as part of the artistic process.
Black Futures: Fred Moten and 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....