A Conversation with Patricia Smith // James O'Hagan's Mother, and a Grandmother
The Academy of Esports
Patricia Smith is a chef, an artist, a former educator, a grandmother, and our host James O'Hagan's mother. Pat and James sat down in his kitchen to talk about her perceptions and thoughts about gaming and esports. This is not just about kids, but also how parents and grandparents can start to engage with their own children and grandchildren through gaming and esports. -- Esports is organized competitive video games allowing schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, promote physical and mental health, increase collegiate scholarship pathways, and play games! We cannot forget the importance of play! James O'Hagan (LinkedIn // Twitter) is the Founder and Host of The Academy of Esports podcast. The Academy of Esports (Website // Twitter) You may email any questions or topic suggestions to email@example.com. -- Music provided Royalty Free "8 Bit Adventure!" Querky Fun Game Music by HeatleyBros iTunes: https://goo.gl/M3b16f Spotify: https://goo.gl/5SbVuk License: https://goo.gl/jadB5E Twitter: https://goo.gl/fKqyrj Facebook: https://goo.gl/PrsTvS --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/taoesports/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/taoesports/support
SPREE WEEK DAY 2, we dive straight in at Chapter 1 of THE YEAR OF NEEDY GIRLS by Patricia Smith. Here, the stakes of the entire novel are set with a sure hand, in just three pages. Here we meet Deidre, one half of the main couple of Deidre and Sara Jane. Deirdre is a teacher in a town that’s just been cleaved through the heart — even though no one quite knows it yet.
Doppelgangbanger Release II: Nate Marshall Vs Patricia Smith
Haymarket Books Live
This event is the second in a series of three events curated by Cortney Lamar Charleston in collaboration with The BreakBeat Poets and Haymarket Books, to celebrate the release of his new collection, Doppelgangbanger. Cortney Lamar Charleston is joined by Patricia Smith for this event. NB: Nate Marshall was unable to join the event, but his work is read by Cortney.-----------------------------------Speakers:Nate Marshall is an award-winning author, editor, poet, playwright, performer, educator, speaker, and rapper. His book, Wild Hundreds, was honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer Award. He is also an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and he also co-curates The BreakBeat Poets series for Haymarket Books. Marshall co-wrote the play "No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks with Eve Ewing", produced by Manual Cinema and commissioned by the Poetry Foundation. He also wrote the audio drama "Bruh Rabbit & The Fantastic Telling of Remington Ellis, Esq.", which was produced by Make-Believe Association. His last rap album, Grown, came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product. His second book, FINNA, was released in 2020 from One World/Random House.Nate was born at Roseland Community Hospital and raised in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. He is a proud Chicago Public Schools alumnus. Nate completed his MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers' Program. He holds a B.A. in English and African American Diaspora Studies from Vanderbilt University. Marshall has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation, and The University of Michigan. Nate loves his family and friends, Black people, dope art, literature, history, arguing about top 5 lists, and beating you in spades.Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist; and Gotta Go, Gotta Flow, a collaboration with award-winning Chicago photographer Michael Abramson. Her other books include the poetry volumes Teahouse of the Almighty, Close to Death, Big Towns Big Talk, Life According to Motown; the children's book Janna and the Kings and the history Africans in America, a companion book to the award-winning PBS series. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Baffler, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Tin House and in Best American Poetry, Best American Essays and Best American Mystery Stories. She co-edited The Golden Shovel Anthology—New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks and edited the crime fiction anthology Staten Island Noir.She is a Guggenheim fellow, a Civitellian, a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, a finalist for the Neustadt Prize, a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize, a former fellow at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, the most successful poet in the competition’s history. Patricia is a Distinguished Professor for the City University of New York and an instructor in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada University and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-Graduate Residency Program.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/OlnZUi3W1AsBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks
In this week’s episode, we get a glimpse at the beautiful journey of Patricia Smith. A storyteller at heart, Smith aims to explore every possibility. This episode includes her poem featured in the Get Lit Anthology, “Biting Back.”“Biting Back” by Patricia SmithChildren do not grow upas much as they grow away.My son’s eyes are stones - flat, brown, fireless,with no visible openings in or out.His voice, when he cares to try it on,hovers one-note in that killing placewhere even the blues fidget.Tight syllables, half spoken, half spat,greet me with the warmth,of glint-tipped arrows. The air around himhurts my chest, grows too cold to nourish,and he stares past me to the open door of his room,anxious for my pattent-ed, stumbled retreat. My fingers used to brush bit of the worldFrom his kinked hair,but he moved beyond that mother shineto whispered “fucks” on the telephone,to the sweet mysteries of scalloped buttonsdotting the maps of young girls,to the warped, frustrating truths of algebra,to anything but me. Ancient, annoying apparatus,I have unfortunately retained the ability to warm meat,to open cans, to clean clothingthat has yellowed and stiffened.I spit money when squeezed,don’t try to dance in front of his friends,And know that rap music canNOTT be stopped.For these brief flashes of cool, I am tolerated in spurts. At night I lay in my husband’s armsand he tells me that these are things that happen,that the world will tilt againand our son will return, unannounced, as he was -goofy and clinging, clever with words, stupefied by rockets.And I dream on that.One summer after camp,twelve inches taller than the summer before,my child grinned and said,“Maybe a tree bit me.” We laughed,not knowing that was to be his last uttered innocence.Only months later, eyes would narrow and doors would slam.Now he is scowl, facial hair, knots of muscle. He isPimp, homey, pistol. He is man smell, grimy [grai-mee] fingers,red eyes, rolling dice. He is street, smoke, cocked cannon.And I sit on his bare mattress after he’s left for school,wonder at the simple jumble of this motherless world,look for clues that some gumpopping teenage girlnow wears my face. Full of breastmilk and finger songs,I stumble the street staring at other children,gulping my dose of their giggles,and cursing the trees for their teeth.Support the show (https://getlit.org/donate/)
Compassion Fatigue: A Conversation With Patricia Smith
Animal Academy Podcast
Welcome to another episode of the Animal Academy Podcast. Taking care of another living being requires us to give a part of ourselves including our hearts. When in a caregiver role over time, it’s common for people to lose themselves in their role and not always take care of their own needs. This may … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue: A Conversation With Patricia Smith →
In an effort to do a better job of amplifying voices that for so long have been muted or left out of conversations, Marguerite and Emily would like to use the platform they created with Millennial Poets Society to share the work of Black artists starting with segments from some of their previously recorded episodes. This segment is from Episode 4, published on March 29, 2019.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mps-podcast/support
A special episode exploring Black artists in light of the recent momentum the decades old 'Black Lives Matter' movement has gained. We explore the Birmingham based Black artist Keith Piper and the African American poet Patricia Smith on our continued journey to amplify marginalised voices in the arts world. Links to discover more are up on our social media pages.
Episode 4 - WTF Motherhood + Relationships with Relationship Expert Patricia Smith
The Inner Momalogue Podcast
Welcome back to The Inner Momalogue Podcast! This week we are digging deep into motherhood, mental health and how to not kill your partner while in a pandemic. We are so excited for you all to meet Patricia Smith, Clinical Social Worker and Relationship Expert, as well as the author of The Vow Factor. Have questions for Patricia, or want to know more about her practice or her book, click HERE.Follow us on Instagram!@innermomaloguepodcast@thattorontomom@innermomaloguemama@strollinforlattesFor guest inquiries, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org