Patricia Smith

Agent: Alison Granucci
Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: 
(845) 677-8559

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Big Towns, Big Talk
(Zoland Books, 1992)
, Blood Dazzler
(Coffee House Press, 2008)
, Close to Death
(Zoland Books, 1993)
, Life According to Motown
(Tia Chucha Press, 1991)
, Teahouse of the Almighty
(Coffee House Press, 2006)
Anthologies: 
2008 Pushcart Prizes XXXII
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2007)
, Best American Essays 2011
(Mariner Books, 2011)
, Best American Poetry 2011
(Scribner, 2011)
, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam
(Three Rivers Press, 2001)
, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade
(University of Michigan Press, 2006)
, Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction
(Seven Stories Press, 2008)
, On the Wing: American Poems of Air and Space Flight
(University of Iowa Press, 2004)
, 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)
, Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry
(Rattapallax Press, 2002)
, The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature
(Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009)
, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry
(Oxford University Press, 2005)
, The Spoken Word Revolution
(Sourcebooks, 2003)
, 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)
Journals: 
Asheville Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle Magazine, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Hunger Mountain, Ninth Letter, Paris Review, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Poetry, Poetry Magazine, Rattle, Tin House, Xavier Review
Prizes Won: 
--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

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Homeless people, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Aug 19, 2011