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...
Sites of Memory: A Language for Grieving
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...
Poetry and Race in America
Monday, March 21, 2016
Readings and discussion, moderated by Terrance Hayes
Featuring University of Pittsburgh Press Poets Toi Derricotte (co-founder, Cave Canem Foundation), ...
Cave Canem 20 Year Celebration Photos
June 19, 2016
The evening celebrated black poetry and 20 years of Cave Canem with readings by acclaimed poets Duriel E. Harris, Tyehimba Jess, Camille Rankine, and Danez Smith at an...
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