After the massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989, poet Liao Yiwu responded in anger and sadness with a powerful poem that become popular among activists. But his verse led to his imprisonment. Jeffrey Brown talks to the poet about his work and time in prison, recounted in his new memoir, "For a Song and a Hundred Songs." Continue reading
In Pittsburgh, a special program offers foreign writers whose lives are endangered to get a new start and write freely. Continue reading
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh is a six-year-old program that provides shelter to foreign literary writers who have encountered dangers in their homeland. Watch online exclusive videos of the writers reading their work.
Terrance Hayes is the author of three books of poems: “Muscular Music” (1999); “Hip Logic” (2002, National Poetry Series winner); and “Wind in a Box” (2006), and the recipient of many awards, including a Pushcart Prize, a Best American Poetry selection and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
World leaders plan to announce Friday the Group of 20 will replace the Group of Eight as the main forum for coordinating global economic policy, a reflection of the increasing importance of fast-growing economies such as Brazil, China, and India. Continue reading
Editor’s note: Next month, on September 24 and 25, world leaders will convene in Pittsburgh for the annual G20 summit. Atop the agenda: how to get the world economy firmly on the path to recovery. In today’s video conversation, economist … Continue reading