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Patricia Smith in conversation with Ajuan Mance

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT

Patricia Smith in conversation with Ajuan Mance
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Lisser Hall
Please join us for this special event, presented by We Are the Voices, made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. Poet Patricia Smith will give a reading followed by a conversation with Mills faculty, scholar, and visual artist Ajuan Mance.

A master of poetic forms, Patricia Smith’s poetry fearlessly engages with America’s continuous war on black bodies. She is the award-winning author of eight critically acclaimed books of poetry, most recently Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, NAACP Image Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the Pulitzer. Smith is a Guggenheim fellow and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, the most successful poet in the competition’s history. She is a professor at the College of Staten Island and teaches widely, including at the VONA summer workshop.
Laleh Khadivi, photo by Ed Ntiri
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