Patricia Smith

Thursday, March 8th
7:30pm

La Hacienda on Main Street
This reading is free and open to the public.

PATRICIA SMITH is the author of five books of poetry, including her latest, Blood Diamond. Chronicling the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Blood Diamond was named one of NPR’s top books of 2008. Her poems have appeared in anthologies such as Poetry, The Paris Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, the Chautauqua Literary Journal, TriQuarterly, and many more. A gifted performer, Smith also holds the title of the most successful competitor in the history of Poetry Slam as a four-time national individual champion.
This reading will take place at La Hacienda on Main Street on Thursday, March 8th, at 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Center for Gender Equity, the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Kathlene Postma at kathlene_postma@pacificu.edu.

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