Memories in Exile: In Conversation with Huang Xiang

Interview by Timmy Miller and Thia Paruchuru The following conversation is part of an ongoing series called “Memories in Exile,” in which we interview current and former resident writers who have come to Pittsburgh and lived […]

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Writer’s Block: Interview with Matthew Shenoda

  In this Writer’s Block, recorded and taped in the summer of 2019, Matthew Shenoda discusses his teaching, and the art of slowing down, and how influential Cave Canem has been.  Interview by Rosa Williamson-Rea and […]

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Memories in Exile: Khet Mar and Her Sons on Burmese Culture and Adapting to the West

In honor of City of Asylum’s 15th year, we’ve spoken with the resident writers who have spent time in Pittsburgh living in exile on Sampsonia Way. The following interview is the first installment of our Memories […]

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Sublime Particulars: An Interview with Emmanuel Iduma

  In September of this year, Nigerian writer, Emmanuel Iduma performed at City of Asylum’s annual Jazz Poetry Festival. He read alongside music from Portuguese vocalist-composer, Sara Serpa, and like his most recent book A Stranger’s […]

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A Writer’s Responsibility is to Their Obsessions: A Conversation With Cristina García

The following conversation is reprinted with permission of Aster(ix). Interview by Lissette Escariz Ferrá. Not every day does a cuban immigrant get to interview one of the most important voices of Cuban-American literature. Cristina García has […]

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Memories in Exile: In Conversation with Huang Xiang
by  / January 29, 2020
Interview by Timmy Miller and Thia Paruchuru The following conversation is part of an ongoing series called “Memories in Exile,” in which we interview current and former resident writers who have come to Pittsburgh and lived […] Read more...
On Emptiness: Thinking, Feeling, Acting, and the Lack Thereof
by  / August 30, 2019
  In Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt gives a philosophical account of the trial of a high-ranking Nazi official named Adolf Eichmann. The German bureacrat was famously captured in Argentina and tried in Jerusalem for his […] Read more...

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