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"Patricia and her poems hurt me back to life."

…when I thought I was dead, when a man raped me the night before my twenty-first birthday in my college dorm room, when I didn’t know how to be part of the world or how to reenter a world where there’s nothing people won’t do to each other, Patricia and her poems hurt me back to life.

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In Memoriam: Patricia M. Smith

The TMA community remembers Patricia M. Smith, who died on April 17, 2018, in Bethesda, MD. An industry and community leader, Pat held leadership roles with many associations and charities. 190 more words


In November, we announced that Frank Bidart won the National Book Award in poetry for Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Now the book has won the… 17 more words


Pulitzer round-up: Race, #MeToo and the ever-present Trump story

Previously published at WGBHNews.org.

The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes are likely to be remembered as the Year of #MeToo, as courageous reporting on Harvey Weinstein and other predatory men sparked what may prove to be an enduring change in relations between the sexes. 978 more words


Friday Reads: National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. This week, we’d like to highlight a few poetry books we have in our collection at Danville Public Library, starting with three written by local authors: Betty R. 686 more words

Friday Reads

Yay Patricia Smith & Donika Kelly!

Patricia Smith – Black, Poured Directly into the Wound

Prairie winds blaze through her tumbled belly, and Emmett’s

red yesterdays refuse to rename her any kind of mother. 82 more words

@ the NY Times: a contemporary ghazal

Patricia Smith – And He Stays Dead

You can convince your young body to slide on the cloak of savage —bare your teeth towards the clock and pretend you don’t feel the hollow. 31 more words