Patricia Smith read poems from "Blood Dazzler," among many others, on Oct. 26, 2011, for a Writers Here and Now event at the University of Maryland. Photo by Codi Gugliuzza for The Writers' Bloc.

Poet Patricia Smith discusses why she wanted to write “Blood Dazzler,” her collection of poems on Hurricane Katrina

Smith reads poem to 6th grade class in Florida 

View more videos of Patricia Smith and other writers on The Writers’ Bloc YouTube Channel.

Check back soon for an article on Smith’s reading.

–Marlena Chertock

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