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"I will write as long as I breathe"

     Admire Patricia Smith first for her poetry.

     Here is one that I’m particularly fond of: 13 Ways of Looking At 13, found at Gwarlingo.  It’s a compulsively readable narrative–don’t shy away from it because of its sharp content and length–it will  likely draw you in and make you not want it to end: 408 more words


Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, by Patricia Smith

My mother scraped the name Patricia Ann from the ruins
of her discarded Delta, thinking it would offer me shield
and shelter, that leering men would skulk away at the slap… 374 more words


How the Writing Partnership with My Wife, the Poet Patricia Smith, Really Works

 The following originally appeared on the Buried Under Books blog:

It’s been nearly two years since Mikaila, our adventurous teenager, moved out of our house in Howell, NJ, to study at a little liberal arts college that lies between the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains and the cobalt-blue waters of Lake Tahoe. 1,353 more words

Poetry Favorites: Larry Handy

Who is your favorite living poet?
OTHER THAN MYSELF (I know it sounds arrogant but my philosophy is to be your own greatest fan and this is what gives you the courage to bear your soul), I admire… 813 more words

National Poetry Month

Poetry month (day fourteen)

by Patricia Smith

Hurricanes, 2005

Arlene learned to dance backwards in heels that were too high.
Bret prayed for a shaggy mustache made of mud and hair. 153 more words


A Post for Patricia Smith and the Persona Poem

Many writers can write from a perspective other than their own, but not many can embody a completely different persona the way that Patricia Smith can. 384 more words

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My Interview With Fellow Crime Novelist Timothy Hallinan

I interviewed fellow crime novelist Timothy Hallinan for Crimelandia, the website of Left Coast Crime, a major crime fiction conference where he was recently awarded a coveted Lefty Award. 3,122 more words