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Danez Smith

Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz writer and performer from St. Paul, Minnesota. Danez is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert] boy, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Montalvo Arts Center, Cave Canem and the National Endowment for the Arts. Danez's work has been featured widely, including in the New York TimesBest American Poetry and Poetry Magazine, and on PBS NewsHour and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Wednesday, January 29

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