Don’t miss our next forum this Friday afternoon with writer, poet and teacher CLINT SMITH in conversation with Jude Nixon, Professor of English at Salem State University. Both men are educators and fathers, and their discussion will explore what it means to raise children during this challenging period of Black Lives Matter.
Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Emerson Fellow at New America. He currently teaches writing and literature in the DC Central Detention facility. His essays, poems, and scholarly writing have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, the Harvard Educational Review and elsewhere.
Smith’s first full-length collection of poetry, “COUNTING DESCENT” was published by Write Bloody Publishing in 2016. It won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award, and was selected as the 2017 ‘One Book One New Orleans’ book selection.
Clint’s debut nonfiction book, “HOW THE WORD IS PASSED” explores how different sites across the country reckon with, or fail to reckon with, their relationship to the history of slavery. It will be published by Little, Brown in 2021. Clint has a B.A. from Davidson College and a Ph.D from Harvard. He was born and raised in New Orleans, but currently live in Maryland with his wife and two children.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. Please join the event at 12.30 pm – guests are most welcome but due to time constraints, you will not be able to pose live questions..