Monday, January 28, 2008

Check out Ms. Patricia Smith

I am gearing up for the AWP Conference happening this week in NYC and the highlight of my trip will be interviewing Patricia Smith.

The poem Smith is reciting/performing (What is the precise language for this kind of music? We'll discuss this and other things in the interview...) here is "Building Nicole's Mama", the first poem in her award-winning collection Teahouse of the Almighty.

I'm looking forward to getting an earful of her and many, many others this week. More to come about AWP soon...