• Patricia Smith
    Celebrating Black History Month 2014

    In commemoration of Black History Month, Sampsonia Way recognizes the African-American authors who have contributed their transformative words to our pages, among them Chris Abani, Amiri Baraka, Toi Derricotte, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Jackson, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

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  • Jazz Poetry Concert 2011 Broadcast Live

    On September 10, Sampsonia Way, an alley in Pittsburgh’s Northside, will become the stage for the acclaimed open air jazz concert. Jazz Poetry Concert will be streamed live on the web at http://www.livestream.com/jazzpoetryconcert.

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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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  • The “Heather Report”: Heather Pinson Remembers 2010′s Jazz Poetry Concert
    2010 Jazz Poetry Concert Highlights

    This video shows highlights of the 2010 Jazz Poetry Concert in which Yusef Komunyakaa, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Khet Mar, Huang Xiang, Hinemoana Baker, and Maryia Martysevich read their work to the musical accompaniment of a 16-piece ensemble led by jazz legend Oliver Lake.

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