All posts tagged: Danez Smith

Not an Elegy

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

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

The Subvocal Zoo: Danez Smith – Only in Safety

Poetry Northwest‚Äės 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.