Cynthia Dagnal-Myron, an award-winning former reporter for both the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, interviewed Poet Patricia Smith for Open Salon.


The Patricia Smith I knew at the Chicago Sun Times in the 70’s was an audacious young clerk who snatched the then still typewritten articles from our hands when we yelled “COPY!” and rushed them to the editors to be proofread and fact-checked.

She couldn’t fool us, though. There was a glint in those eyes—she was a writer, waiting her turn.

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