Awards & Winners

Patricia Smith

Date of Birth 1955
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Playwright, Poet, Teacher, Journalist, Author
Patricia Smith is an American poet, spoken-word performer, playwright, author, writing teacher, and former journalist. She has published poems in literary magazines and journals including TriQuarterly, Poetry, The Paris Review, Tin House, and in anthologies including American Voices and The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry. She is on the faculties of the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing and the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Sierra Nevada College.

Awards by Patricia Smith

Check all the awards nominated and won by Patricia Smith.


Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
Honored for : When They Are Done With Us
(Staten Island Noir)


Nominations 2008 »

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National Book Award for Poetry Blood dazzler


Nominations 2006 »

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Dana Award in Portfolio


Nominations 1998 »

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Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
For her lyrical and evocative columns on an assortment of urban topics.


Nominations 1981 »

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Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting
For their series on accident swindlers.