Clint Smith: The danger of silence
Clint Smith - Poet, educator
Clint Smith's work blends art and activism. Full bio
upon the Civil Rights Movement,
have to be sources of shame.
at the beginning of the year:
down as if I didn't even notice.
because the bolt on the lock
touching the screen on my Apple
those poor, unintelligent kids,"
we needed her money
aren't enough body bags left.
one episode of "The Wire"
About the speaker:Clint Smith - Poet, educator
Clint Smith's work blends art and activism.
Why you should listen
Clint Smith is a writer, teacher and doctoral candidate at Harvard University studying education, incarceration and inequality. Previously, he taught high school English in Prince George’s County, Maryland where, in 2013, he was named the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council.
Clint is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. He has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Cave Canem and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Educational Review and elsewhere. He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA.
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