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2017: A Letter That Begins With I Love You: A Celebration of Patricia Smith

Recorded At: Recorded On: Saturday, December 9, 2017

The author of seven books of poetry including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, Blood Dazzler, and most recently Incendiary Art, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and the most successful National Poetry Slam champion in the competition’s history, Patricia Smith has been lauded by critics as “a testament to the power of words to change lives.” Providing poetry lovers with a bridge between the stage and page, Smith is a poet, performer, and educator who continues to make an indelible mark in the landscape of American poetry and in the lives of poets everywhere. Join us for celebratory readings from Mahogany Browne, Terrance Hayes, Ellen Hagan, Leslie Shipman, Randall Horton, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Nicole Sealey, Cornelius Eady, Tyehimba Jess, and Patricia Smith. Hosted by Parneshia Jones.