A four-time individual champion on the National Poetry Slam, Smith has also been a featured poet on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and has performed her work around the world. She has written and performed two one-woman plays, one of which was produced by Derek Walcott’s Trinidad Theater Workshop. She is a Cave Canem faculty member and has served as the Bruce McEver Chair in Writing at Georgia Tech University. She is currently a professor of English at CUNY/College of Staten Island and on faculty for the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. In 2006, Smith was inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent.
Poems By PATRICIA SMITH
Audio & PodcastsThe Poetry Magazine Podcast
Looking Animals in the Eye
Poems from Yusef Komunyakaa, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Kathy Nilsson, and Anthony Madrid, plus Patricia Smith on Gwendolyn Brooks.
Poems for President Obama
Charles Bernstein, Patricia Smith and Forrest Gander offer presidential advice.