Crystal Simone Smith

Crystal Simone SmithCrystal Simone Smith is the author of Routes Home (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and Running Music (Longleaf Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Callaloo, Nimrod, Barrow Street, Obsidian II: Literature in the African Diaspora, African American Review, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. She is an alumna of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and the Yale Summer Writers Conference. She lives in Durham, NC and is currently the managing editor of Backbone Press.

Participation at the 2015 West End Poetry Festival

  • Opening Celebration | Friday, October 16 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Flyleaf Books

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.