Jasmine Elizabeth Smith

Jasmine Elizabeth Smith (she/her) is a Black poet from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received her MFA in Poetry from the University of California in Riverside. She is a Cave Canem Fellow. Jasmine Elizabeth’s poetic work is invested in the Diaspora of Black Americans in various historical contexts and eras. It has been featured in Black Renaissance Noire, POETRY, World Literature Today, and Terrain’s Letter to America Anthology, among others. She was a finalist for the 2020 National Poetry Series and the winner of the 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize. Her collection South Flight is forthcoming with the UGA Press Fall of 2021. Jasmine Elizabeth is a poetry editor and a poetry program specialist for the Black Lights Art Collective, a co-host of the radio show Baby Poet. She currently teaches Language Arts and creative writing to middle schoolers in the Inland Empire of Southern California, and in rest, you’ll find her in her garden or trekking and scrambling about in nature.