Patricia Smith is a journalist, biographer, and poet who lives in New York City. She was National Individual Poetry Slam Champion for 1990, 1991, 1993, and was a member of the 1993 National Championship team. She has performed in Paris, Stockholm, and Germany, and is five-time Chicago Uptown Poetry Slam champ. She is the author of several books of poetry, including Life According to Motown, Big Towns, Big Talk, and Close to Death.
Jonathan Williams J. W. Bonner William Matthews Patricia Smith Patrick Bizzaro Review Sally Buckner Thomas Rain Crowe Kathryn Stripling Byer R. T. Smith Robert Creeley Jonathan Greene Phebe Davidson Essay Marilyn Hacker Gearóid Mac Lochlainn Quincy Troupe Lee Ann Brown Lyn Lifshin Emöke Z. B’Racz Janice Moore Fuller Newton Smith Dede Wilson Simon Perchik Thomas P. Feeny Jeffery Beam Spanish Marilyn Kallet Al Maginnes Russian Welsh Ryan G. Van Cleave Hungarian Ron Rash Rene Char Luke Hankins Emmanuel Moses Bill Knott Eugenio Montale Keith Flynn Robert Bly Michael Harper Stella Vinitchi Radulescu Gaylord Brewer Jack Hirschman