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Kristine Irwin's <i>Voices of Hope</i>

Kristine Irwin's Voices of Hope

Ann Curran’s new poetry chapbook, Irish Ayes, recalls times in Ireland

It strives for authentic, yet universal, moments

In the Darkroom author Susan Faludi comes to Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures series

“For her, identity was as much a protected space as it was an expression of inner selfhood.”

Lauren Russell’s new poetry collection What’s Hanging on the Hush

The work is ultimately playful when it adds musicality to what Russell might call the “laboratory of the page”

Mark Whitaker’s new book Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance re-examines Pittsburgh’s past

Black renaissance in Pittsburgh suited the city itself: Born of commerce and business, it was brawny, corporeal and expressive

Jim Daniels’ Street Calligraphy

With each collection, Daniels retains a strong voice while refining the view of his past

Local author Tom Sweterlitsch on his second science-fiction novel — and his Hollywood connections

The Gone World novelist discusses his inspirations and working with director Neill Blomkamp

The recent poetry anthology Nasty Women & Bad Hombres reflects anxieties of the Trump era

The soapbox nature of some poems feels honest and therapeutic

Lori Jakiela’s Portrait of the Artist as a Bingo Worker

The book’s backbone is its celebration of labor



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