The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is proud to partner with the Poetry Society of America on another edition of our New Salon series, which, this semester, brings the renowned poet Patricia Smith to the Queens College campus.
MFA student Sylvia Beato-Davis will engaging Smith on her award-winning body of work, followed by a reception and book signing in the lobby of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College.
It will be an event, surely, not to be missed!
Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; and Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist. She co-edited The Golden Shovel Anthology—New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks and edited the crime fiction anthology Staten Island Noir. She is a Guggenheim fellow, a Civitellian, a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize, a former fellow at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, the most successful poet in the competition’s history. Patricia is a professor at the College of Staten Island and in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, as well as an instructor at the annual VONA residency and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-Graduate Residency Program.