Today's poem is "Baby Born Holding Heart in Hand"

from Chautauqua Literary Journal

Patricia Smith is the author of Teahouse of the Almighty, a 2005 National Poetry Series selection (Coffee House Press, 2006); Close to Death and Big Towns, Big Talk (Zoland Books) and Life According to Motown (Tia Chucha). Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Callaloo, TriQuarterly, and in many anthologies including American Voices, The Spoken Word Revolution, and The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry. Other books include the critically-acclaimed history African in America and the award-winning children's book Janna and the Kings. A Cave Canem faculty member and former Bruce McEver Chair in Writing at Georgia Tech University, Smith is also a four-time champion of the National Poetry Slam, still the most successful slammer in the competition's history. She lives in Tarrytown, New York.

Books by Patricia Smith: Teahouse of the Almighty, Big Towns, Big Talk, Close to Death, Life According to Motown

Other poems on the web by Patricia Smith:
Interview and Six poems

Patricia Smith's Home Page.

Patricia Smith according to Wikipedia

About Chautauqua Literary Journal:

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Chautauqua Literary Journal * P.O. Box 613 * Chautauqua, NY 14722
Editor: Richard Foerster

Other poems from Chautauqua Literary Journal in Verse Daily:
July 7, 2005:   "Revelation: 1373" by Sarah Kennedy
July 5, 2005:   "Simple" Renée Ashley
July 4, 2005:   "Mourner" Geraldine Connolly
July 16, 2004:  "Oboe" by Conrad Hilberry
July 15, 2004:  "Proverbs" by Angie Estes
July 12, 2004:  "Lily of the Valley" by Roald Hoffmann


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