New York poet and author Patricia Smith is the author of six critically acknowledged volumes of poetry, including National Book Award-finalist Blood Dazzler (Coffee House Press), and National Poetry Series winner Teahouse of the Almighty (Coffee House Press).

In her latest collection, Incendiary Art (Northwestern University Press), Smith confronts the tyranny against the black male body and the tenacious grief of mothers, envisioning, re-envisioning, and ultimately reinventing the role of witness with an incendiary fusion of forms—from prose poems to sestinas and sonnets.

The Skagit River Poetry Foundation has the opportunity to bring Patricia Smith to La Conner after her visit to Seattle’s Hugo House on November 19.  In partnership with Hugo House we are bringing her up to La Conner for a 3-hour master class plus and reading. Join us for this amazing opportunity!


November 20, 2016     

Workshop: 9:30-1 pm                                                                                                                   

La Conner School District Middle School Fireside Library

503 N 6th St, La Conner

Cost $120, registration limited to 15

To register, contact Molly McNulty: directorsrpp@gmail.com

Reading: 2-3:30 pm

Museum of Northwest Art

121 1st Street, La Conner

Donation to benefit SRPF