patricia smith, poet

- Six-month intense individualized instruction includes a customized study plan, and a monthly exchange of manuscript packets for critique and (if requested) preparation for submission to contests or publishers, or:
- Revision and review of manuscript or individual poems, online or in person (New York area only) in preparation for submission to contests or publishers.

- Instruction for those who would like to develop their stage presence or simply become more comfortable reading in front of an audience (New York area only).

For details, or for information on tuition or fees for private instruction or other services, please email Patricia.

In addition to being a stellar author, performer and speaker, Patricia is also in demand as a teacher of creative writing. She offers lectures, writing/performance workshops and residencies for all ages, from kindergarten to senior citizens—in schools, shelters, prisons, senior centers, libraries, community centers, and for festivals and writing conferences. She specializes in innovative ways to bring poetry to underserved communities, and has designed workshops for teachers looking for ways to incorporate poetry into their classrooms. And of course, she’s uniquely qualified to demystify “performance poetry” in extremely successful classes designed for elementary, middle and high school audiences. Interested? Contact Patricia’s agent Alison Granucci at Blue Flower Arts.

Among the many places Patricia has taught:
Cave Canem Workshop/Retreat for African-American Writers

Georgia Tech University

Poetry Caravan (shelters, senior citizen homes, hospitals in Westchester County, NY)

Hudson Valley Writers Center

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

New York City Public Schools

Westchester County Public Schools
SCORE Teacher Training
National Association for Poetry Therapy
National Council for Teachers of English
Walpole Prison/ Massachusetts
Monroe Campus Schools
Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference
Paterson, New Jersey Public Schools
Miami/Dade County Public Schools
Poets House / Poetry in the Branches
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Among the many people Patricia has taught:


Please contact Patricia for more references or information.