Patricia Smith on Truth in Poetry

“More people are turning to [poetry] for truth,” says Patricia Smith in this 2018 interview with Lauren K. Alleyne for The Fight & The Fiddle, the quarterly online publication of the Furious Flower Poetry Center. For more on Smith, read “Unshuttered: Patricia Smith’s Journey Into the Aperture of History” by Tyehimba Jess in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.