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.
Because Blackness Like Poetry Means Many Things: Celebrating 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....
Black Futures | A Tribute to Thaddeus Mosley with Douglas Kearney, francine j. harris, Ronaldo V. Wilson, and r. erica doyle
r. erica doyle, francine j. harris, Douglas Kearney, and Ronaldo V. Wilson present poetic responses to the sculpture of Thaddeus Mosley, recipient of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and...
Black Futures: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Renee Gladman, John Keene, & Val Jeanty
Photos of the sonic lecture performed by Latasha N. Nevada Diggs and Val Jeanty, and readings by Renee Gladman, and John Keene.
The Next Generation of Black Poets: Cave Canem Fellows and Friends
Photography of the amazing reading at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater with Aziza Barnes, Tyree Daye, Aricka Foreman, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Kamden Hilliard, Jayson P. Smith, and DJ Marissa...
Alt(e)ar: A Multimedia Installation & Performance
Experimental visual artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi and performing artist and writer Kiyan Williams come together to create a stunning visual experience and performance to test the perceptions and...
Sites of Memory: A Language for Grieving
On April 5, 2017 M. Nourbese Philip reads her work and participates in a moderated discussion with poetry scholar Sonya Posmentier, author of the New York Times essay "A Language for...
Interactive Community Workshop with M. Nourbese Philip
M. Nourbese Philip leads and interactive, interdiscipinary workshop at the Kelly Strayhorn Alloy Studios.
On Beauty: Place, Blackness, and Being with Tonya M. Foster and Mabel O. Wilson
Tonya M. Foster and Mabel O. Wilson present their works in progress and illuminate the ideas produced when poetry, critical theory, and architecture come together to think through some of the...
Erasing Basquiat: Talk by Christian Campbell
Poet, essayist, and critic, Christian Campbell came to the University of Pittsburgh as part of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics' artist-in-residency program,...
Why Black Art Matters Now: This is What We Will Build When We Get Our Reparations
At City of Asylum's Alphabet City architect Mitch McEwen leads community members through an interdisciplinary workshop where they imagine, through architecture, a new society after reparations...
Why Black Art Matters Now: Lorna Simpson and Robin Coste Lewis Presentations and Discussion
Lorna Simpson and Robin Coste Lewis give presentations on their work and praxis. CAAPP Director Dawn Lundy Martin leads discussion.
Why Black Art Matters Now: Speculative Design Propositions
Architects Mitch McEwen, Imani Day, and Mario Gooden present speculative design propositions in response to poet Robin Coste Lewis' publication Voyage of the Sable Venus.
#BLACKPOETSSPEAKOUT Reading with organization founders Amanda Johnston, Jericho Brown, and Mahogany L. Browne at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh. Center for...