Danez Smith


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Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy (2014, YesYes Books), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Their 2nd collection will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017. Their work has published & featured widely including in Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Buzzfeed, Blavity, & Ploughshares. They are a 2014 Ruth Lilly - Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, a Cave Canem and VONA alum, and a recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship. They are a 2-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, placing 2nd in 2014. They edit for The Offing & are a founding member of 2 collectives, Dark Noise and Sad Boy Supper Club. They live in the midwest most of the time.

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Don't Call Us Dead

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Homie

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[insert] boy

4.57 avg rating — 851 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Black Movie

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Hands on ya knees

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Black Queer Hoe

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Come As You Are

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What Saves Us: Poems of Emp...

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“history is what it is. it knows what it did.”
Danez Smith

“...paradise is a world where everything
is a sanctuary & nothing is a gun...”
Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead

“who knew my haven
would be my coffin?

dead is the safest i've ever been.
i've never been so alive.”
Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead

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