The Fresno State MFA program’s Spring 2019 Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series continues with Patricia Smith at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Building Room 191). Smith’s eighth book, “Incendiary Art,” won the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, a 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.
A Guggenheim fellow, a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, and a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize, Smith teaches at the College of Staten Island and at Sierra Nevada College. Admission is free with book signings to follow. Parking is $4 in Lot P6.