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The Black Ecstatic

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at University of Pittsburgh Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh PA

Oct 24 - 25 2018
The Black Ecstatic

Poets Airea D. Matthews, Roger Reeves, and Safiya Sinclair and interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker Jamal T. Lewis present their work, followed by a discussion moderated by Rickey Laurentiis.

Airea D. Matthews is the author of Simulacra, winner of the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Her work has appeared in American Poet, Best American Poets, 2015, Calalloo, Harvard Review, and elsewhere.

Roger Reeves received an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in English from the University of Texas, Austin. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry, and the Indiana Review, among other publications, and he was included in Best New Poets 2009. He is an

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Additional time info:

On Wednesday, October 24th Airea D. Matthews and Safiya Sinclair will also host a Co-Lab where you can engage with their works-in-progress at 501 Cathedral of Learning at 6:00 pm. 

Cathedral of Learning  

4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 


* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


University of Pittsburgh Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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