February 10, 2020 / Perspective
Patricia Smith reviews an inspirational book on writing and revision as spiritual practice.
Patricia Smith is the author of the novel The Year of Needy Girls, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and her work has appeared in Hippocampus, Heart and Humanity Magazine, Salon, Gris-Gris, Prime Number, Tusculum Review, So to Speak, Parhelion Literary Magazine, where it was nominated for Best of the Net, and several anthologies. Her essay, “Border War,” which appeared in Broad Street Magazine, received a Special Mention by Pushcart. Smith received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and now teaches American literature and creative writing at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg, Virginia.