Poets Aloud

Poets Aloud features readings by nationally recognized poets.

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Poets Aloud

Free events throughout the year at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland. Be the first to hear about the next events. Sign up for our enews.

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Tracy K. Smith

November 15, 2018
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Ilya Kaminsky

March 7, 2019
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Carrie Mae Weems & Claudia Rankine

March 21, 2019
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“The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow.”

Claudia Rankine


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Presented in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Upcoming Lectures

James Patterson

JUN 27

Beth Macy

AUG 20

Sigrid Nunez


Ibram X. Kendi

OCT 14