Tugging & Pulling: An Interview With Melissa Lozada-Oliva

by Andie Spatig & Sarah McKee   This series — Latinx & Proud! — is a look into the world of Latinx literature and the poets who use language to explore the boundaries of their communities […]

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Writing Towards Complexity: A Conversation with José Olivarez

  This series — Latinx & Proud! — is a look into the world of Latinx literature and the poets who use language to explore the boundaries of their communities and identities. By sharing these interviews and articles, we hope […]

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Memories in Exile: Horacio Castellanos Moya on Unraveling Politics and War

by Timmy Miller & Sarah Gross                 The following conversation is part of an ongoing series called Memories in Exile, in which we interview current and former resident writers […]

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Memories in Exile: Tuhin Das on Creating a Beautiful World

  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 Way. The […]

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Writer’s Block: Cornelius Eady

In this Writer’s Block, recorded and taped in the summer of 2019, Cornelius Eady discusses his creative influences, his writing process, and how Cave Canem has evolved over the years.  Interview by Rosa Williamson-Rea and Maggie […]

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SW Daily

  • TAKE CARE, TCB

    for Aretha Franklin by R/B Mertz Where’s the good news? You heard what happened Yesterday & the day before & the day before between the radio saints Making you look closer & closer & realize you […]

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  • Unrecognizable

    On Pollinate (Garden Boy), a painting by Devan Shimoyama by Lily Weatherford-Brown Hear Garden Boy here. Tears clatter in cacophony, and funnel to a pool of blue zircon. Buds shoot from his stomach. A daisy stems […]

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  • Diversidad y Unidad

    Identity and Community in the Latinx & Proud! series One mid-February evening, an audience gathers in City of Asylum’s cozy Word Cellar for the third installment of the Latinx & Proud! series. Staff members squeeze extra chairs behind […]

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  • Are We Not Obsidian?*

    for Bekezela Mguni and Saretta Morgan by Lauren Russell This is not the death I dreamed of, so it must be life. Red moon bullseye playing peek-a-boo with the idea of a cloud. A black- bird […]

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