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From Carnegie Hall to Moses Brown School, National Poet Slam Champion Patricia Smith Reads in Providence on February 25
Monday, February 25, 2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Moses Brown School
250 Lloyd Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
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On Monday, February 25, Moses Brown School welcomes four-time National Poetry Slam champion Patricia Smith to Providence. Her performance is offered free and open to the public.
• With four individual championships, Smith is the most successful poetry slammer in the history of the National Poetry Slam.
• Smith is winner of two Pushcart Prizes and has published her work in Poetry, Paris Review, and TriQuarterly.
• She has performed at venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sorbonne.
• Smith authored Africans in America, a companion volume to the groundbreaking PBS documentary.
• She has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and performed a one-woman play produced by Derek Walcott.
• Smith’s work has been featured in Best American Poetry and Best American Essays.
• She is author of seven acclaimed poetry volumes, including Blood Dazzler (about the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina)
• She was a finalist for a National Book Award and named one of NPR’s Top Books of 2008.
To learn more about Patricia Smith, visit www.wordwoman.ws.
Founded in 1784, Moses Brown is an independent college preparatory Quaker school, enrolling 785 boys and girls, nursery through grade 12. For more information, call 401-831-7350 ext. 112