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 ...more

Average rating: 4.55 · 3,851 ratings · 635 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Don't Call Us Dead

4.54 avg rating — 2,737 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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[insert] boy

4.62 avg rating — 631 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Black Movie

4.59 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Black Queer Hoe

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Tales of Two Americas: Stor...

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Come As You Are

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Tandem

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Weave Issue 9

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

“Do you know what it means to be that beautiful & still hunted & still alive?
Who knows this story but the elephants & the trees?

Who says the grace of a black man in motion is not perfect
as a tusk in the sun or a single leaf taking its sweet time to the ground?”
Danez Smith, [insert] boy

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



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