A National Poetry Series winner, chosen by Edward Sanders.
“What power. Smith’s poetry is all poetry. And visceral. Her poems get under the skin of their subjects. Their passion and empathy, their real worldliness, are blockbuster.”—Marvin Bell
“I was weeping for the beauty of poetry when I reached the end of the final poem.”—Edward Sanders, National Poetry Series judge
From Lollapalooza to Carnegie Hall, Patricia Smith has taken the stage as this nation’s premier performance poet. Featured in the film Slamnation and on the HBO series Def Poetry Jam, Smith is back with her first book in over a decade—a National Poetry Series winner weaving passionate, bluesy narratives into an empowering, finely tuned cele-bration of poetry’s liberating power.
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Smith appears to be that rarest of creatures, a charismatic slam and performance poet whose artistry truly survives on the printed page.| Read Full Review of Teahouse of the Almighty (Nat...
''Let me feed on glory and grow fat,'' she writes to a lover in ''Map Rappin'.'' ''Let's fill this wicked church with music.'' Smith approaches the themes of love, family, and violence through accessible, graceful language in Teahouse of the Almighty and often praises her subjects which include...Sep 22 2006 | Read Full Review of Teahouse of the Almighty (Nat...