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Poem of the Week

City of Asylum believes that All Pittsburghers are Poets. Beginning in May 2020 and running through April 2021, poems by residents of Allegheny County of all ages and levels of experience were published weekly at Sampsonia Way Magazine. Read all 50 poems here.

Poems featured in All Pittsburghers are Poets: Poem of the Week were received through a free submission call and selected local writers on the Sampsonia Way Magazine Editorial Committee (M. Kerlan, Craig Hayes, Sarah McKee, and Mia DeFelice) and Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County, grace (ge) gilbert, Fred Shaw, and R/B Mertz. Writers of accepted poems received $15 for their work in honor of City of Asylum’s 15th year.


Poem of the Week in the Press


City of Asylum is grateful for support from the following partners:

This project received a RADical ImPAct Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).
Sampsonia Way Magazine is a publication of City of Asylum in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh.

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