Poet Danez Smith will read from works Monday

Poet Danez Smith will read from their National Book Award Finalist second collection of poems, Don’t Call Us Dead, Monday, April 23, at Ripon College. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Library on the campus. It is free and open to the public.

Books will be available for purchase.

Smith is a black, queer paz writer and performer from St. Paul, Minnesota. They are the author of [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Selected as a 2017 National Book Award finalist, Danez recently released their second full collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, published by Graywolf Press in September 2017.

They also are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and the McKnight Foundation, and a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Their work has been featured widely on platforms such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, BuzzFeed, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

The visit is sponsored by the Ripon College Visiting Writers Series.


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