The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Angela Jackson
The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career. View all previous interviews here.
On June 21 Angela Jackson came to Pittsburgh as a faculty member of Cave Canem, an organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. City of Asylum/Pittsburgh co-hosted a reading with Cave Canem which featured Jackson as well as poets Nikky Finney, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Terrance Hayes.
Angela Jackson is a poet, novelist, and playwright. She has written five books of poetry, one of which was nominated for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Where I Must Go: A Novel was published in 2009.