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  • No Place Like Home

    For most high school students, taking a literature class is hardly a life-changing event. Not so for Italo Vasquez-Velasquez. Born in El Salvador, he attended a private high school in the mid-1980s. His teacher assigned books [...]

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  • Voices from Cave Canem: Carl Phillips

    Carl Phillips on Sampsonia Way Photo by Renee Rosensteel In his poem “Aubade: Some Peaches, After Storm,” Carl Phillips writes “how your hands clear/ easily the wreckage; how you stand–like a building for a time condemned,/ [...]

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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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  • The Monks’ Exodus

    Last September, 15 exiled Burmese monks came from all over the United States to walk in a line through Pittsburgh streets. They started on the Northside, made their way past PNC Park, the Pirates’ baseball stadium, [...]

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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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