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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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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Memories in Exile: Yaghoub Yadali on Iran and Recounting War

By Madison Kerlan and Jenn Nguyen   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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