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Accolades & Honors

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Names New Creative Writing Fellow

Poet and visual artist Xandria Phillips has been named the 2021-2023 creative writing fellow at Pitt’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. The fellowship provides two years of support to an early career poet, as well as the opportunity to teach community workshops, present at events and interact with the public.

Phillips, a Whiting Award winner and recipient of a Lambda Literary Award for their 2019 book “Hull,” is working on an experimental nonfiction manuscript, studio artwork and a book of ekphrastic poetry.  

Read more about Phillips’ selection in The Pitt News.