Publishing clearinghouse: ‘Lesbian Fashion Struggle’; ‘Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth’


“Lesbian Fashion Struggles”: A Reading & Conversation with Caroline Earleywine
7-8 p.m. Feb. 25

Caroline Earleywine teaches high school English in Central Arkansas where she tries to convince teenagers that poetry is actually cool. She was a semifinalist for Nimrod’s 2018 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and for the 2019 Vinyl 45s Chapbook Contest. She also was a finalist for the 2019 Write Bloody Publishing Contest. She earned her MFA from Queens University in Charlotte and lives in Little Rock with her wife and two dogs. Her chapbook, “Lesbian Fashion Struggles,” is out now with Sibling Rivalry Press. This program is made possible through a grant by Pitt’s Year of Engagement. Register here for the Zoom link


Author Talk: “Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth” by Dána-Ain Davis
4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 26

Join the One Book, One Community program at Pitt Public Health for a talk with Dána-Ain Davis, the author of this year's book selection: “Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth.” This event will be moderated by Dara Mendez, interim director of the Center for Health Equity at Pitt Public Health and assistant professor of Epidemiology. Davis’ book addresses the role that medical racism plays in the lives of black women who have given birth to premature and low birth weight infants. She’ll also discuss the opportunities for action in the region. Register for Zoom information at


The University Times welcomes information about new books, journals, plays and musical compositions written or edited by faculty and staff.

Newly published works can be submitted through this link. Please keep the book descriptions short and accessible to a general audience.

Journals should be peer-reviewed. Self-published works will not be accepted. The listings also are restricted to complete works, because individual chapters, articles, works of art and poems would be too numerous.

We’ll also be highlighting some books and book talks with connections to Pitt.

If you have any questions, please contact editor Susan Jones at or 412-244-4042.