The Writer’s Block: A(nother) Video Q&A With Patricia Smith

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In June 2014, Patricia Smith came to City of Asylum Pittsburgh with Cave Canem, an African American poetry organization founded by Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in 1996.

Patricia Smith was one of three readers at this year’s Cave Canem reading, held at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. She has published six poetry collections, including Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award. She has served as a faculty member for Cave Canem and teaches at City University of New York/College of Staten Island and the University of Southern Maine.

  1. About The Writer’s Block
  2. The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career.
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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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