Poetry and Race in America

March 20, 2016 (All day) to March 21, 2016 (All day)

Sunday, March 20, 2016
An interactive workshop, hosted by Janera Solomon, executive director of Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Monday, March 21, 2016
Readings and discussion, moderated by Terrance Hayes, codirector of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
Featuring University of Pittsburgh Press Poets Toi Derricotte (co-founder, Cave Canem Foundation), Ross Gay (2015 National Book Award Finalist), Rickey Laurentiis (2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize Winner), Nate Marshall (2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Winner), Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (2009 National Book Award Finalist), and Afaa Michael Weaver (2014 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner)

The events were sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Press, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, and the Year of the Humanities in the University at the University of Pittsburgh.

Location and Address

Interactive Workshop: Kelly Strayhorn Theater Alloy Studios 5530 Penn Avenue Readings and Moderated Discussion: Frick Fine Arts Building University of Pittsburgh