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Mary Austin Speaker Reviews Danez Smith’s Black Movie September 19, 2016: Poet and book designer Mary Austin Speaker reviews Danez Smith’s Black Movie (Button Poetry) for Rain Taxi. The collection is described by Speaker as “a cinematic tour-de-force that lets [...] by

On Frank Ocean’s Killer Verse August 26, 2016: At Fader, Morgan Parker, Danez Smith, Brit Bennett, and Darnell Moore discuss Frank Ocean’s writerly merit. “Frank Ocean the artist is in the footsteps of Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson, and [...] by

Is Poetry the Best Medium For Changing the World? At HuffPo, Danez Smith and Daveed Diggs Say: Yes July 19, 2016: More Brave New Voices! Yes, the poetry slam festival—which celebrated its 19th annual event—is owning the limelight today on account of its awesomeness. At Huffington Post read a conversation [...] by

No More July 12, 2016: Like you, I’ve got more on my mind than poetry this morning, this weekend, this year, this decade. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. The dead in Dallas. Afghanistan vet Micah Johnson. Assassination [...] by

PoetryNow Returns With Season Two June 28, 2016: Yesterday the Poetry Foundation and the WFMT Radio Network released Tyehimba Jess’s “Sissiereta Jones,” the first episode of the second season of PoetryNow. We’re building off [...] by

The Rumpus Contends With the Lives of POC Writers in Connection to the Complicated South March 28, 2016: The Rumpus is all about conversations. And now, The Conversation. Founded by Aziza Barnes and Nabila Lovelace, The Conversation is an interview-and-poetry series “rooted in carving out space [...] by

2016 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Go to Ross Gay and Danez Smith March 2, 2016: If you were lamenting the fact that the unbelievably supportive Windham-Campbell Prizes do not have a poetry category (just us?), never fear: The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is here. And [...] by

2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award & Kate Tufts Discovery Award Announced January 27, 2016: Yesterday we learned of this year’s finalists for the whopping $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Before we get to the finalists, a little about the [...] by

Jamila Woods’s ‘blk girl soldier’ Featured at Blavity January 21, 2016: We’ll close out the news today by upping the tempo thanks to Jamila Woods and Danez Smith (both winners of last year’s and this year’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg [...] by

An Interview With Danez Smith at Public Books January 14, 2016: At Public Books, an interview with Danez Smith, whose first full-length collection, [insert] boy, “is proof of Smith’s commitment to examining and unravelling the stories we tell about [...] by