Emerging Writers Series: Danez Smith

Nevada Wolf Shop Bookstore
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Meet author Danez Smith at the University of Nevada, Reno at the first event in the new season of the Emerging Writers Series.

Danez Smith describes himself as a Black, queer, poz writer, and internationally touring performer from St. Paul, Minnesota. Danez is the author of [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017). Danez is also the author of two chapbooks, hands on ya knees (2013, Penmanship Books) and black movie (2015, Button Poetry), winner of the Button Poetry Prize. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Danez’s work has been featured widely, including in/on The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Blavity, PBS NewsHour, and on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They are a 2-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, 3-time Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, and a founding member of the Dark Noise Collective.

The Emerging Writers Series is funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.