Renowned poet shares life experience, poetry and wisdom with NFA students

“It’s not about the accolades and awards, for me it is about believing in myself, and going where God leads me,” Smith says to a room of students and faculty at Natchez Freshman Academy. A native of Fayette, Mississippi, and an author that is known internationally for her work, has over 11 books to her credit.

“Writing has always been my passion,” shares Smith Cook.  “I started in high school and continue to the present. I have always loved to express and explore my feelings on paper. The poems that I have chosen are collections of stories from the heart. I would like you to see yourself as you read them. Look inside yourself and see love, desire, passion, sadness, spirituality, and triumphant moments. Writing serves as an outlet of creative expressions for me.

In celebration of Read Across America, librarian Yolanda Lowe invited Mrs. Smith to come and speak at Natchez Freshman Academy. Students were treated to a treat of freshly popped popcorn during her presentation.

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