Slideshow: Jazz Poetry Concert 2012 Highlights

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On September 8th, 2012, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh hosted its 8th annual Jazz Poetry Concert at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh’s North Side. The concert featured performances by Oliver Lake’s Steel Quartet with Meshell Ndegeocello, and readings and poetry by Patricia Smith, T.J. Dema, Luis Bravo, Israel Centeno, and Khet Mar. In addition to the performances were interviews with writers Nyein Thit and Tsering Woeser, who have both been persecuted for their writing by their respective governments.

A full video of the concert can be found here.

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Matthew Zola is an editorial intern at Sampsonia Way. He is currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Nonfiction Writing and Communications at the University of Pittsburgh with plans to graduate in the spring of 2013. Matthew enjoys travelling to new places both domestic and abroad, and meeting the people who call those places home.

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