About: Eric “E-Baby” Smith started his love for writing poetry as a child. It was a skill that stayed deep inside of him, coming out periodically, but never permanently. In July of 2000, he heard poetry from his radio; Justine Love & Todd B. [WPGC 95.5] were hosting their Thursday night Love Talk & Poetry Cafe’. Once again, E’s words began to decorate the paper, and the minds of those who’ve read or heard them. He’s opened concerts for R&B artist Me’shell N’degeOcello (7/14/02); Musiq Soul Child & Jaguar Wright (8/18/02); Heather Headley (3/6/03); Kevon Edmunds (9/20/03); and Lyfe jennings (4/30/08) when their tours stopped in Maryland and Washington, DC.
The National Undergrounp Spokenword & Poetry Awards [NUSPA] nominated E-Baby for the 2011 Male Spoken Word Artist of the Year, and the 2012 Haiku of the Year. In 2013, he was nominated for the Poet of the Year, by the National Poetry Awards [NPA].
He’s one of the hosts for the Thursday Night Open-Mic Poetry event at the famous Busboys and Poets Restaurant [5331 Baltimore Ave.; Hyattsville, MD].
Ebaby Poem “Am I A Racist”