• Ricardo Gonzalez / Cuban Writer
    El Milagro de la Libertad

    Carta del cubano Ricardo Gonzalez Alfonso, periodista y poeta exiliado en España, a los asistentes de la conferencia anual del Comité de Escritores en Prisión de PEN Internacional.

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    Readings at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh: Khet Mar

    On March 3rd, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh conducted a reading of material from Burmese writer-in-residence Khet Mar, whose stories and poems were presented in Burmese, English, and Spanish. The reading featured Khet Mar, translator Michelle Gil-Montero, and poet and translator Roman Antopolsky.

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    Knocking on the Door of… Doug Nimmo

    In Knocking on the Door of… we present interviews with fellow residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside. Our second interview is with Doug Nimmo, owner of Doug’s Market, who talked to us about his love of the Northside, a ghost in the building, and his market’s opening day.

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    Black History Month

    Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month, spent most of his life collecting Black writings and artifacts to educate about African Americans’ impact on history. Likewise, in celebration of Black History Month, Sampsonia Way recognizes the African American authors who have contributed their transformative words to our pages.

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  • Alfred Patterson:Turned-On Trombone

    Saxophonist and Trombone player Alfred Patterson moves just as easily between musical styles: he was a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, toured with the American Ballet Company, played in the pit orchestras for musicals such as “Dreamgirls” and “La Cage Aux Folles,” and jammed with the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras. In this video, Patterson discusses sound, poetry, and the nature of improvisation.

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