Smith in 2019
|Place of birth||St. Paul, Minnesota|
|Gender identity||gender neutral|
Danez Smith is a Black, queer, nonbinary, HIV-positive writer and performer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are the author of the poetry collections [insert] Boy and Don't Call Us Dead: Poems, both of which have received multiple awards.
Smith was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Saint Paul Central High School. Their family is from Mississippi and Georgia. Smith was a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2012. Smith is gender neutral and uses they/them pronouns.
Works[edit | edit source]
- hands on ya knees (2013)
- [insert] Boy (2014)
- Don't Call Us Dead (2017)
- Homie (2020)
Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- @Danez_Smif (July 13, 2018). "Some white ladies turned the corner behind me saying "there they are" and my gender neutral ass thought they was talking about me" – via Twitter.
- "Bio". Danez Smith. Poet. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- Stewart, Chris. "Nonbinary Poet Danez Smith Is Winning Awards — And Our Hearts". them. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
- "Danez Smith". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
- "Danez Smith". Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-09-19.CS1 maint: others (link)
- "St. Paul poet Danez Smith shines in the national spotlight". Minnesota Public Radio. 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
- "The Conversation: Cortney Lamar Charleston and Danez Smith". The Rumpus. 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
- "Bio". Danez Smith. Poet. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
- "Danez Smith: A Poet Finding Freedom through Language". Wisconsin Alumni Association. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
- Flood, Alison (18 September 2018). "Danez Smith becomes youngest winner of Forward poetry prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "'Every poem is political': Danez Smith, the YouTube star shaking up poetry". the Guardian. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
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