Crystal Smith

  • Assistant Professor, EnglishDepartment of Humanities

Contact Info:

  • csmith@st-aug.edu
  • 919.516.4221
  • Boyer Building Room 316

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.A. – University of North Carolina-Greensboro
M.F.A. – Queens University of Charlotte

AREA(S) OF RESEARCH

African American Poetics
Japanese Poetic Forms
Role and impact of poetic writing in prisoner rehabilitation

PUBLICATION(S)

One Window’s Light: A Collection of Haiku –  Unicorn Press (with Lenard D. Moore, Sheila Smith McKoy, Gideon Young, and L. Teresa Church)
Wild Flowers: Haiku, Senryu, and Haiga
Running Music – Longleaf Press
Routes Home – Finishing Line Press

SAU ORGANIZATIONS

SAU Poetry Club
SAU Humanities Cultural Calendar of Events

AWARDS & HONORS

slave museum – NCPS Bloodroot Haiku Award, 1st place
Black Girl Magic in Summers Past – James Applewhite Poetry Award, NCLR honorable-mentioned finalist
One Window’s Light – Haiku Society of America’s Merit Book Award
Plantation Tour – NCPS Griffin-Farlow Haiku Award, 2nd place

FAVORITE QUOTE

I think Black people need to take self-esteem seriously. –bell hooks