• Iran: One Woman’s War

    When Moniro Ravanipour speaks of home, her husky voice softens. Home for her is the ancient seaport of Bushehr in southern Iran on the Persian Gulf. There, she said, the people have a love for the [...]

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  • Kōiwi Kōiwi | Bone Bone

    In her compelling second collection, Hinemoana Baker, one of New Zealand’s most exciting poets, amplifies what’s usually whispered, magnifies the microscopic and x-rays the mundane. Hinemoana Baker is a writer, musician, and sound artist living on Wellington’s Kapiti [...]

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  • Boomerang: Poems by Brenda Cárdenas

    Brenda Cárdenas’ poetry works itself into the folds of overlapping worlds: Spanish and English intermingle with ideas of childhood and adulthood, song and poem, and day and night. Her topics, in the midst of transition, maintain [...]

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  • Haiti: Selected Recommended Readings

    Prepared by Nadine Pinede and Danielle Legros George Poetry Volumes Félix Morisseau-Leroy, Haitiad and Oddities Danielle Georges, Maroon Marilene Phipps, Crossroads and Unholy Water Patrick Sylvain, Love, Lust and Loss Anthologies Edited by Claudine Michel, Marlene [...]

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  • City of Asylum Hosts Monks

    When 15 monks came to Pittsburgh in September, 2009, they and their assistants needed a place to stay. Finding beds for some 35 people isn’t an easy task. City of Aslyum/ Pittsburgh opened its doors and [...]

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  • Lighthead: Poems by Terrance Hayes

    In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that [...]

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  • Khet Mar
    Immigration and Oppression: Readings with Amnesty International and American Shorts

    City of Asylum/Pittsburgh writer-in-residence Khet Mar will be reading on Tuesday at the Shadow Lounge at an event sponsored by COA/P, Pittsburgh Human Rights Network, and Amnesty International.

    She will speak on the deplorable state of human rights in Burma and the repression of journalists. After the reading Khet Mar will take questions from the audience and there will be a film screening and an opportunity to participate in an Amnesty International letter writing campaign.

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