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National Poetry Series Winner

Teahouse of the Almighty is searing, honest, well-crafted, and fill of the real world transformed by Patricia Smith’s fine ear for nuance and the shaking of the soul’s duties. I was weeping for the beauty of poetry when I reached the end of the final poem.” — Edward Sanders, National Poetry Series judge

— Marvin Bell

“What power. Smith’s poetry is all poetry. And visceral. Her poems get under the skin of their subjects. Their passion and empathy, their real worldliness, are blockbuster.”

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Teahouse of the Almighty

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