A Response to American Dirt: Books about Immigration to Read Instead

In January, when Oprah announced the addition of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins to her book club, Twitter caught fire with disappointment and anger. The novel soon became widely panned as people began to share a […]

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Performer Spotlight: Juno Elio Avillez do Nascimento

When Juno Elio Avillez do Nascimento performs his poetry, there’s a surprising juxtaposition of wisdom and youth. His words emerge mature in nature and spoken with experience, and yet he’s a teenager bursting with both exuberance […]

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Writer’s Block: Ruth Ellen Kocher

In this Writer’s Block, recorded and taped in the summer of 2019, Ruth Ellen Kocher discusses her driving force, her writing process, and the influence that Cave Canem has had on her life.  Interview by Rosa […]

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Roslyn Bernstein Explores Jennifer Clement’s Fight for Freedom of Expression

  When I first met Jennifer Clement, our conversation swirled from nostalgic memories of New York City to the vital work she’s done as president of PEN International. We met this past February in the Lafayette […]

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Memories in Exile: Osama Alomar on Dignity and Dictatorship

By Mia DiFelice   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 in exile on Sampsonia […]

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Writer’s Block: Ruth Ellen Kocher
by  / March 26, 2020
In this Writer’s Block, recorded and taped in the summer of 2019, Ruth Ellen Kocher discusses her driving force, her writing process, and the influence that Cave Canem has had on her life.  Interview by Rosa […] Read more...
Roslyn Bernstein Explores Jennifer Clement’s Fight for Freedom of Expression
by  / March 26, 2020
  When I first met Jennifer Clement, our conversation swirled from nostalgic memories of New York City to the vital work she’s done as president of PEN International. We met this past February in the Lafayette […] Read more...

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