By Patricia Smith
Winner of 2013 Wheatley publication Award in Poetry
Finalist for 2013 William Carlos Williams Award
"Patricia Smith is writing the superior poetry in the United States this present day. Ms Smith's new e-book, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, is simply beautiful—and just like the the USA she embodies and represents—dangerously attractive. Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah is a gorgeous and transcendent murals, regardless of, and maybe due to, its ache. This e-book shines." —Sapphire
"One of the easiest poets round and has been for an extended time." —Terrance Hayes
"Smith's paintings is direct, colloquial, inclusive, adventuresome." —Gwendolyn Brooks
In her latest assortment, Patricia Smith explores the second one wave of the nice Migration. transferring from spoken observe to unfastened verse to standard varieties, she finds "that soul underneath the vinyl."
Patricia Smith is the writer of 5 volumes of poetry, together with Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the 2008 nationwide booklet Award, and Teahouse of the Almighty, a countrywide Poetry sequence choice. She lives in New Jersey.