Patricia Smith

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

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

Publications & Prizes

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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Homelessness, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last update: Aug 19, 2011