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Poetry off the Shelf: Danez Smith

Join us for a reading with Danez Smith, the youngest person ever to win the Forward Prize for Best Collection (2018) for their collection "Don’t Call Us Dead."

Join the Poetry Foundation  for a reading with Danez Smith, the youngest person ever to win the Forward Prize for Best Collection (2018) for their collection "Don’t Call Us Dead." Their honors also include a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a National Book Award nomination, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

In addition, Smith has received fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Cave Canem, Voices of Our Nation (VONA), and other organizations. They are a founding member of the multi-genre, multicultural Dark Noise Collective and a co-host of the Webby-nominated Poetry Foundation podcast VS.

Presented in partnership with the Writing Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Poetry off the Shelf: Danez Smith

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