Patricia Smith performs on 1990-Oct-15 at the Green Mill, Chicago. Together with cin salach and Marc Smith, she had just been selected as one of the first three poets selected to represent Chicago at the first-ever National Poetry Slam, to take place in San Francisco later that season. Together, the poets presented a featured reading, as the Green Mill Uptown Poetry slam selected its final team member.
The poem appears in Patricia Smith's book, Big Towns, Big Talk (1992, Zoland Books).
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