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Obediah Michael Smith
Obediah Michael Smith was born on New Providence, in the Bahamas, in 1954 and has published 17 books of poetry. At University of Miami and University of the West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados, he participated in writers workshops facilitated by Lorna Goodison, Earl Lovelace, Grace Nichols, Merle Collins, and Mervyn Morris. He attended Memphis State University, 1973 to 1976 and majored in Speech & Drama and Biology. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Dramatics and Speech, from Fisk University. He has lived and has studied French, in Paris, France. His poems, in English, are included in literary journals and anthologies throughout the Caribbean, in the USA and in England and his poems, translated into Spanish, are included in anthologies in Colombia, in Mexico, in Peru, in Venezuela and in Spain. He has studied Spanish at Universidad de Costa Rica.