Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah

Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah

Patricia Smith


Winner of 2013 Wheatley ebook Award in Poetry

Finalist for 2013 William Carlos Williams Award

Winner of 2014 Bobbitt nationwide Prize for Poetry

"Patricia Smith is writing the superior poetry in the US at the present time. Ms Smith’s new e-book, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, is simply beautiful—and just like the the United States she embodies and represents—dangerously appealing. Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah is a beautiful and transcendent murals, regardless of, and maybe as a result of, its discomfort. This booklet shines." —Sapphire

"One of the simplest poets round and has been for a protracted time." —Terrance Hayes

"Smith's paintings is direct, colloquial, inclusive, adventuresome." —Gwendolyn Brooks

In her most modern assortment, Patricia Smith explores the second one wave of the nice Migration. moving from spoken note to loose verse to conventional kinds, she unearths "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 e-book Award, and Teahouse of the Almighty, a countrywide Poetry sequence choice. She lives in New Jersey.

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