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Patricia Smith

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20200207, 20190118

Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, Incendiary Art, 2018 winner of an NAACP Image Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and discusses the why she chose to write so much about the late Emmett Till, who was killed the year of her birth. The second part of this interview with Patricia Smith is also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: History, Race | Interview Year: 2018 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship |

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