All posts tagged: Danez Smith

Not an Elegy

“Through lamentation and joy, Smith’s poems lean their head back and sing, Not yet.

—Luther Hughes on Danez Smith’s Don’t Call Us Dead

Image: “Dreams In Black and White”, 2013, courtesy of the artist, Shikeith

The Subvocal Zoo: Danez Smith – Only in Safety

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly podcast series, The Subvocal Zoo, features editors and friends of the magazine interviewing poets. Each episode features lively conversation between writers in a different location. Episode 9 features Danez Smith in conversation with William Camponovo during the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis. Topics of discussion include the importance of community; The Dark Noise Collective; composing for the page vs. composing for performance; Ocean Vuong, Chinaka Hodge, Patricia Smith; Yusef Komunyakaa; The BreakBeat Poets and the April 2015 issue of Poetry magazine.