#2: Suzi Q. Smith
Suzi Q. Smith in her role as Method Man with Lady Wu-Tang Clan.
Suzi Q. Smith's power lies in her words as well as her heart -- and the great gift she has for sharing both so freely, both as a poet on a stage and a bedrock cheerleader behind the scenes. But the 2012 Westword cover girl and nationally known slam poet has, over the years, found still more ways to touch hearts -- as a mentor, activist and just plain wonderful person, whose greatest inspiration is her own daughter.
We love the work she does; here's what she has to say about it.
See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Poet Ken Arkind