Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Grits Capone

Grits Capone

Artistic Category Artist

Deeper Than Grits


Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Collaboration, For-hire services, Leading workshops, Performances, Teaching engagements

Grits Capone is the nom de plume of Corey Carrington, a poet, writer, journalist, and blogger. His work is inspired by the experiences of being a young black man in America who has seen the best and the worst that society has to offer. The themes in my work deal with love, sex, abandonment, family, drugs, urban violence, and individualism. My goals are to release a book of poetry and a spoken word album. I also hope to travel the world performing my works and inspire other with my words.

Corey Carrington better known as Grits Capone is a poet, writer, journalist, and blogger from the North Side of Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in Communications and  Creative Writing. His articles have been published by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The NorthSide Chronicle , and The Thomas Merton Center's, The NewPeople covering social justice and community events. Carrington enjoys teaching creative writing workshops to youth. He is a blog contributer to First Class Blogs and blogs for his personal blog, Deeper Than Grits as well. Carrington has performed his work at Pittsburgh's August Wilson Center, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and  the Shadow Lounge.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

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