Suzi Q. Smith

Suzi Q. Smith

is creating Poetry, Videos, Music

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Suzi Q. Smith is a poet who lives with her brilliant daughter in Denver, Colorado. The author of Thirteen Descansos, she is also a powerful performer, commanding stages nationwide for years. She has shared stages with the late Gil Scott Heron, Nikki Giovanni, Talib Kweli, and many more. Her passionate performance style and fearless approach to challenging content have lead her to be consistently among the most well-known performing poets in the United States.

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In addition to working as a teaching artist in Denver, Suzi Q. performs throughout the United States. She was the founding Slammaster of Slam Nuba, and she currently serves as the Executive Director of Poetry Slam, Inc. In addition, she has served as a co-coach of Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Slam, and a partner artist with Youth On Record (formerly known as Flobots.org). While most of her current work in the poetry slam arena is organizational, she placed as a finalist in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2011 and 2013 as well the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2011, she is a Southwest Shootout champion, and she has earned the champion (or co-champion) title at the Taos Poetry Festival: Versing in Converse three times since 2009.
Her work has appeared in Union Station Magazine, Suspect Press, La Palabra, Muzzle Magazine, Malpais Review, The Pedestal, The Los Angeles Journal, Denver Syntax, Word is Bond, The Peralta Press, Night Ballet Press, Yellow Chair Review and in the anthologies Diverse-City, His Rib: Anthology of Women, and In Our Own Words.


Suzi Q. is currently working on finishing a full-length poetry manuscript, a new online workshop series, and a spoken word album, and your support is invaluable!!</article>
Tiers
Sugar
$5 or more per month
New poem in your inbox every month!
The Sweetness
$10 or more per month
  OH, SNAP!


  • New poem every month                         
  • Exclusive drafts + final edits so you can see the process                       
  • Patron-only livestreamed readings              
  • My gratitude                          
The Freshest
$30 or more per month
  OH, SNAP!


  • New poem every month                         
  • Exclusive drafts + final edits so you can see the process 
  • Patron-only livestreamed readings        
  • A first edition copy of the new manuscript (once it's in print)
  • Exclusive song previews - hear them first!   
  • My gratitude                          
We're in this thing together
$50 or more per month
I write, you write 
BFFs
$100 or more per month
BFFs champion each other.
Commissioners
$500 or more per month
For a custom-written poem just for you. You can give the theme/occasion, and I will send the poem handwritten via snail mail and/or e-mailed and/or audio/video of me reading the poem, depending upon your needs. 
Goals
2 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 patrons, I will livestream a new patron-only reading!
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Suzi Q. Smith is a poet who lives with her brilliant daughter in Denver, Colorado. The author of Thirteen Descansos, she is also a powerful performer, commanding stages nationwide for years. She has shared stages with the late Gil Scott Heron, Nikki Giovanni, Talib Kweli, and many more. Her passionate performance style and fearless approach to challenging content have lead her to be consistently among the most well-known performing poets in the United States.

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In addition to working as a teaching artist in Denver, Suzi Q. performs throughout the United States. She was the founding Slammaster of Slam Nuba, and she currently serves as the Executive Director of Poetry Slam, Inc. In addition, she has served as a co-coach of Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Slam, and a partner artist with Youth On Record (formerly known as Flobots.org). While most of her current work in the poetry slam arena is organizational, she placed as a finalist in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2011 and 2013 as well the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2011, she is a Southwest Shootout champion, and she has earned the champion (or co-champion) title at the Taos Poetry Festival: Versing in Converse three times since 2009.
Her work has appeared in Union Station Magazine, Suspect Press, La Palabra, Muzzle Magazine, Malpais Review, The Pedestal, The Los Angeles Journal, Denver Syntax, Word is Bond, The Peralta Press, Night Ballet Press, Yellow Chair Review and in the anthologies Diverse-City, His Rib: Anthology of Women, and In Our Own Words.


Suzi Q. is currently working on finishing a full-length poetry manuscript, a new online workshop series, and a spoken word album, and your support is invaluable!!</article>

Recent posts by Suzi Q. Smith

Tiers
Sugar
$5 or more per month
New poem in your inbox every month!
The Sweetness
$10 or more per month
  OH, SNAP!


  • New poem every month                         
  • Exclusive drafts + final edits so you can see the process                       
  • Patron-only livestreamed readings              
  • My gratitude                          
The Freshest
$30 or more per month
  OH, SNAP!


  • New poem every month                         
  • Exclusive drafts + final edits so you can see the process 
  • Patron-only livestreamed readings        
  • A first edition copy of the new manuscript (once it's in print)
  • Exclusive song previews - hear them first!   
  • My gratitude                          
We're in this thing together
$50 or more per month
I write, you write 
BFFs
$100 or more per month
BFFs champion each other.
Commissioners
$500 or more per month
For a custom-written poem just for you. You can give the theme/occasion, and I will send the poem handwritten via snail mail and/or e-mailed and/or audio/video of me reading the poem, depending upon your needs.