Feature for May 9, 2012: Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith reads her crown sonnets.

Yes! Patricia Smith– that’s the co-founder of the Boston Poetry Slam, a four-time national individual slam champion, and a 2008 National Book Award finalist– is returning to the scene for a special feature opportunity. She’ll be riding high on the latest work for her new book, a collection of poems about growing up under the influence of Motown.

Frankly, we don’t dare say more here as we already know her show will sell out in a hot minute. If you’re wondering what the big deal is, you can visit her staff page on our website, her personal site, or check out this video of her Motown crown sonnet for a ten-minute taste of this woman’s craft, strength of voice, and downright superhuman presence.

Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. There is no poetry slam scheduled for this evening. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.