Award-Winning Poet Patricia Smith Hosts Virtual Reading at The Aldrich November 19 @ 7 pm

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce that the award-winning spoken-word performer, poet, playwright, author, writing teacher, and former journalist, Patricia Smith will conduct virtual poetry reading at 7 pm on November 19 of selected works followed by a Q&A. Her dazzling performances earned her the individual championship at the National Poetry Slam a record four times. Signed copies of Smith’s latest poetry collection, Incendiary Art, will be available at Books on the Common in downtown Ridgefield, CT.

The poet Patricia Smith (USA), Seattle, Washington, February 28, 2014. Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan +1 917 450 2345

Patricia Smith is the award-winning author of eight books of poetry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Poetry magazine, the Paris Review, The New York Times, TriQuarterly, Tin House, the Washington Post, and in both Best American Poetry and Best American Essays. Smith is a professor at the College of Staten Island and the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, as well as a frequent instructor at prestigious writing conferences.

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