Danez Smith

Finalist, 2017 National Book Awards

Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Don’t Call Us Dead.
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Don’t Call Us Dead

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith book cover
ISBN 9781555977856 Graywolf Press

Don't Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America--"Dear White America"--where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle. More about this book >

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Danez Smith

Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Don’t Call Us Dead. Smith has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, and lives in Minneapolis.

– VSPODCAST: @vsthepodcast – The VS podcast is a bi-weekly series where poets confront the ideas that move them. Hosted by poets Danez Smith and Franny Choi, produced by Daniel Kisslinger, and presented by the Poetry Foundation and Postloudness.

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