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Mini-review: Carol by Patricia Smith

I love LGBT books, whatever year or decade they were published, as long as they represent. Hence why I had good hopes for Carol, but was sadly let down not by the lesbian romance, but by everything else surrounding it. 270 more words


Who's Reading "A Scourge of Vipers" Now? It's Grammy Winner Tom Hambridge

Tom Hambridge is a blues solo artist and record producer who won a 2011 Grammy Award for writing and producing Buddy Guy’s album, Living Proof. … 187 more words

Poets moved by poets at WC Writer’s Festival

Sarah Gonzalez


“Everybody’s crashing at Whittier,” a poet’s voice rang out with glee throughout the Wardman Library. Whittier students, staff, faculty and poetry fanatics from the local area and some from much further, filed into the library and began to take their seats. 706 more words

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Who's Reading "A Scourge of Vipers" Now? It's Bluesman Tommy Castro!

Fifteen years ago, while visiting Chicago, my wife Patricia Smith and I wanted to take in some live music at one of the city’s remaining blues clubs. 606 more words

30FOR30 Poetry Challenge: Form Friday, April 1st

Week One: Memories
April 1st: Ghazal

Today’s poetry challenge is to write a ghazal addressing memories. What is a ghazal you ask? “The ghazal is composed of a minimum of five couplets—and typically no more than fifteen—that are structurally, thematically, and emotionally autonomous. 241 more words


Prologue poem from Blood Dazzler

Patricia Smith wrote a Hurricane Katrina collection that published in 2008. It’s gorgeous, dazzling in its use of sound and metaphor. I wanted to record one of poems but there are too many excellent pieces to choose from. 20 more words


Pat Smith Dumps On Hillary

Patricia Smith, whose son Sean was killed in the 2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, responded to Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s… 286 more words