REVIEWS OF Ariel in Black
"Ariel in Black is an accomplishment in both aesthetics and new tradition. It is the kind of work that asks us to examine the ways in which we participate in the erasure of our own narrative and calls for reclamation."
From I WANTED FREEDOM, Reclaiming the Narrative of Grief by Krystal Sierra (Review of Ariel in Black)
"The title poem is tremendous, but I think 'The Black Woman Activist OR The Sacrificial Yam' is the one I'd choose to anthologize. It is an excellent example of the momentum and sound of Smith's words..."
From Ariel in Black (Smith) by Charles Ellenbogen
REVIEWS BY MICHELLE R. SMITH
"Constant as the Sun is the third installation in the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art’s thematic series of exhibitions focused on artists working in Cleveland and various other cities in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, and Eastern Michigan. It features work by 10 artists and collectives in a wide array of media, from found objects to film, that explore, according to the curators, the “psychographics” of community, or how geographic place and personal space influence the dynamics of social and cultural groups of people."
From THE FEW BUT TRUE ARTISTS COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY (Review of Constant as the Sun)