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Gold Star Mother Patricia Smith speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland
Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith who was killed in Benghazi, speaks during the evening session on day one of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18, 2016. Donald Trump will formally accept the Republican Party's nomination for President on Thursday night July 21st. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Patricia Smith (1955-) is a poet, spoken word performer, playwright, author, writing teacher, and former journalist.

She was born in Chicago and currently lives in Westchester County, New York. She is a four-time individual National Poetry Slam champion and appeared in the 1996 documentary SlamNation, which followed various poetry slam teams as they competed at the 1996 National Poetry Slam on Portland, OR.

She gained notoriety when The Boston Globe asked her to resign after editors discovered her metro column contained fictional characters and fabricated events in violation of journalism practice.

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