|Who is it?||Writer, Playwright, Poet, Teacher, Journalist, Author|
|Birth Day||June 25, 1955|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Age||66 YEARS OLD|
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
They have also been included in The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry. Smith is a faculty member at the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing and at the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Sierra Nevada College. She has won four individual National Poetry Slam championships and was featured in the documentary SlamNation in 1996. Smith has authored the books Life According to Motown, Big Towns, Big Talk, Close to Death, Teahouse of the Almighty, Blood Dazzler, Africans in America, Janna and the Kings, and Shoulda been Jimi Savannah. Smith won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Award in 2014. She has also won a Carl Sandburg Literary Award, National Poetry Series award, and the Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.