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The Letter Over

By Patricia Smith
Added: Sunday, June 21, 2015  /  Patricia Smith performs "The Letter Over" at the 2010 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, held at the Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC.
Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art (Triquarterly, 2017), winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Award, the 2017 LA Times Book Prize, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (Coffee House Press, 2012), winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; and Blood Dazzler (Coffee House Press, 2008), a National Book Award finalist. She is a Guggenheim fellow, an NEA grant recipient, a former fellow at Civitella Ranieri, Yaddo and MacDowell, and a professor at the College of Staten Island and in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.

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