The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A With Harryette Mullen

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Poet Harryette Mullen. Photo: Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

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 discuss literature, their craft, and career. View all previous interviews here.

On June 20, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, in partnership with Cave Canem, hosted a free reading on Pittsburgh’s Monterey Street. Cave Canem is a national organization dedicated “to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.” Co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady read, along with Cave Canem faculty member Harryette Mullen, and guest poet Chris Abani.

Before the event, Sampsonia Way sat down with poet Harryette Mullen to discuss her writing influences, how she revises, and what young writers should know.

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