Between Poetry and Performance

Virtual Workshop Series  |  8 Featured Artists

A free virtual workshop series that invites writers of all experience levels to reimagine poetry through theater and film. How can these mediums get words into motion, and push poetry into action?


The workshop series was hosted by City of Asylum, and curated by Paloma Sierra as the Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County 2020-2021.

Featured artists included: Jasminne Mendez, Monica Prince, Takeo Rivera, Andrew Edwards, Anya Pearson, Remy Davison, Danny Cho, and Paloma Sierra.

Image - Collage of four images of different videoconferences.
Poster - List of workshop dates, times, titles, and leaders.

Home Language

Multilingual Exhibit & Publication | 19+ Featured Artists

A collaboration between artists, writers, and translators from diverse backgrounds to showcase the story of Pittsburgh - a story that crosses language barriers.

The exhibition took place at Assemble, as part of Penn Ave Art District's First Fridays event (March 2019). A print publication followed the exhibit and is available at Assemble, City of Asylum, and other local organizations.

The initiative was part of a year-long research on translation and arts, in collaboration with Abigail Salmon; and was supported by Carnegie Mellon's Dietrich Honors Fellowship Program, and Charles C. Dawe Memorial Award.

Production Team

Artistic Direction : Paloma Sierra

Translation Direction : Abigail Salmon

Art/Writing : Theresa Seguritan Abalos, Osama Alomar, Olivia Baker, Gulay Baltali, Anjie Cao, C. J. Collins, Tuhin Das, Prativa Gautam, Myla Granadino, Mica Hope, Ada Lis Jimena, Yuba Raj Lamsal, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Malrey, Pia, Abby Neiser, Arunava Sinha, Sara Tang, Yijun Yang

Typography and Promotional Material : Remy Davison
Advising : Lauren Shapiro, David Shumway, Heidi Wiren Bartlett

Photography : Josh Brown

Picture - Two people look at a wall of art. In the background, a panel reads “Home Language.”

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Picture - A group of people stand and listen to a speaker.

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Picture - Two people look at a wall of art. In the background, a panel reads “Home Language.”

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Poster for “Home Language” exhibit. It reads “Home Language March 1-29.” Bottom left reads “Opening Night March 1st, 6-10pm; Location Assemble 4824 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224.” Bottom left lists featured artists. On the upper left, a logo reads “LOGUE.”