We are proud to present Patricia Smith and Angel Nafis, who will read from their work commissioned for the Poetry Center's Art for Justice grant. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.
Patricia Smith is the award-winning author of eight critically acclaimed books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the 2018 NAACP Image Award and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist.
Angel Nafis is the author of BlackGirl Mansion. She is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Millay Colony, the Poetry Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Founder and curator of the Greenlight Bookstore Poetry Salon, she is also half of the ODES FOR YOU Tour with poet, musician, and visual artist Shira Erlichman, and with poet Morgan Parker, she runs The Other Black Girl Collective.