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Jasmine Smith

County: King County




Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2022
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Jasmine Elizabeth Smith (she/her) is a Black poet and educator from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received her MFA in Poetry from the University of California in Riverside. She is a Cave Canem, Black Arts Institute and Glucks Art Fellow.

Jasmine Elizabeth’s poetic work is invested in the Diaspora of Black Americans in various historical contexts and eras. Her work has been featured in World Literature Today, POETRY, and LA Review of Book, and Crazyhorse among others. Her debut collection South Flight was named a finalist for the 2020 National Poetry Series and is the winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize.

Smith currently works as a teacher in Seattle, Washington.

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