Response to CAAPP Black Study Intensive, 2020

CAAPP Student Response SHowcase

This is a presentation of student work responding to “Collective Protest & Rebellion: A Black Study Intensive,” an event held by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. The Intensive was an interactive discussion about the many facets of systemic racism, inequality, and the Black experience. The week-long event was held in response to the anti-black violence, police brutality, and overall unrest surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, and many more. 

This CAAPP event took place from September 28th to October 2nd, 2020, and featured the following events and artists:

September 28th

  • Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors” with Emily Greenwood
  • These Tyrannical Times: Poetry as Liberatory, Poetry as Undoing” with Dionne Brand & Harryette Mullen

September 29th

  • Looking for Language in the Ruins” with JJJJJerome Ellis, Saidiya Hartman, & Erica Hunt

September 30th

  • The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter” with Aracelis Girmay & Zun Lee

October 1st 

  • Thinking in Creative Practice: a Masterclass” with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

October 2nd

  • Love is the Great Rebellion” with Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, & Daniel Alexander Jones

This showcase was curated and edited by:

Lead Associate Editor: Samuel Kulp

Graduate Editor: Sagnika Chanda

Associate Editorial Team:

Payton Cianfarano

Grace DeLallo

Hannah Kozak

Emilee Meltzer

Sarah Barnes

Hannah Riley

Special thanks to the Pitt English Difference in Community Committee, particularly Ellen Smith, and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP).