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A Brilliant Talk About the Writing Craft by the Great Patricia Smith

Please check out this video about the craft of writing by Patricia Smith. (I’d think it was brilliant even if I wasn’t married to her.)

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Launch Party for “Down To the River,” New Crime Fiction Anthology

That’s crime novelist Tim O’Mara with my amazing wife Patricia Smith at New York City’s Mysterious Bookshop last night. We were there to help launch the publication of Down to the River, a great short story anthology of crime fiction … Continue reading

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High Praise for “Down to the River” Crime Fiction Anthology

Thriller writer Jon Land praised Down to the River — a new anthology that includes a short story by Patricia and me — in his book review column for The Providence Journal: “The splendid anthology “Down to the River” (Down & … Continue reading

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A New British Edition of “Incendiary Art”

My wife Patricia Smith’s latest book of poetry, “Incendiary Art” — the one that won the LA Times Book Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize –has just come out in a new … Continue reading

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Proof That I’m a Born Romantic

I’m a born romantic. Take tonight when I asked my wife, the poet Patricia Smith, to join me in watching a scene from The Hitman’s Bodyguard. In it, the hitman (Samuel Jackson) is telling his body guard (Ryan Reynolds) how … Continue reading

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Patricia, See What You’ve Done?

Over the last decade, as the literary awards and the critical acclaim have continued to swell, I’ve repeatedly told my wife Patricia Smith: “This is who you are now.” But she could never bring herself to believe it. Somehow, she … Continue reading

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Thank You, Howard Frank Mosher, For Your Friendship And The Inspiration Of Your Life’s Work

Yesterday, I was reading The True Account: A Novel of the Lewis & Clark & Kinneson Expeditions, one of couple of Howard Frank Mosher novels I hadn’t yet gotten around to, when I received word that the author, and my … Continue reading

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PW Gives A Starred Review to “Incendiary Art”

Congratulations to my brilliant wife Patricia Smith, who just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly for her forthcoming poetry collection, Incendiary Art. The review says in part: “Using the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till as her anchor, Smith … Continue reading

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Our European Tour, Part I: A Rainy Day in London

Over the next week, I’ll be posting some photos my poet-wife Patricia Smith and I took on our recent four-city European tour in July. Today’s installment: It wouldn’t have been London without a rainy day.

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers Now?” It’s Bob the Drag Queen!

Bob the Drag Queen is the season 8 winner of the wildly popular TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bob and my wife, the critically acclaimed poet Patricia Smith, have a mutual friend who introduced them backstage at the Gramercy Theater … Continue reading

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