The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Angela Jackson

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Photo: Camila Centeno

The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career. View all previous interviews here.

On June 21 Angela Jackson came to Pittsburgh as a faculty member of Cave Canem, an organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. City of Asylum/Pittsburgh co-hosted a reading with Cave Canem which featured Jackson as well as poets Nikky Finney, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Terrance Hayes.

Before the reading, Jackson was interviewed by Janera Solomon, the executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. The full interview can be read here.

Angela Jackson is a poet, novelist, and playwright. She has written five books of poetry, one of which was nominated for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Where I Must Go: A Novel was published in 2009.

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