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Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith

Publications and Prizes

Blood Dazzler (Coffee House Press, 2008), Teahouse of the Almighty (Coffee House Press, 2006), Close to Death (Zoland Books, 1993), Big Towns, Big Talk (Zoland Books, 1992), Life According to Motown (Tia Chucha Press, 1991)
Best American Essays 2011 (Mariner Books, 2011), Best American Poetry 2011 (Scribner, 2011), The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009), Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (Seven Stories Press, 2008), 2008 Pushcart Prizes XXXII (W. W. Norton & Company, 2007), The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2007), Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (Seal Press, 2007), Zoland Poetry (Zoland Books, 2007), Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006), The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2005), On the Wing: American Poems of Air and Space Flight (University of Iowa Press, 2004), The Spoken Word Revolution (Sourcebooks, 2003), Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry (Rattapallax Press, 2002), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Three Rivers Press, 2001), Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1999), Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago's Guild Complex (Tia Chucha Press, 1999)
Asheville Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Hunger Mountain, Ninth Letter, Paris Review, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Poetry, Poetry Magazine, Rattle, Tin House, Xavier Review
--2008 National Book Award finalist --2005 National Poetry Series --Hurston Wright Legacy Award in Poetry --Paterson Poetry Prize --Paterson Poetry Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement --4-time National Poetry Slam Champion

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Listing last updated: August 19, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Homeless people, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
Born in:
Chicago, IL
Raised in:
Chicago, IL

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