my president danez smith

Posted on October 8th, 2020

because it’s taken my papa’s & my grandma’s time, my father’s time, my mother’s time, my aunt’s time, my uncle’s time, my brother’s and my sister’s time … how much time do you want for your progress?

Kendra Langdon Juskus

Danez Smith is the author of Homie and Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert] boy, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.They live in Minneapolis. Danez Smith is our president Homie is Danez Smith’s magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship.

you took one look at the river, plump with the body of boy after girl after sweet boi and ask why does it always have to be about race? i tried, white people.

Smith hustles, mourns and jubilates (a verb just made for Smith) – “Look, I’m not going to manufacture/any more sadness” – and sometimes, breaks into song. Danez Smith is the author of Homie and Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert] boy, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Danez Smith 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). They are toned down today, Smith insists. i’m giving stars their right names. Phone orders min p&p of £1.99, i’ve left Earth in search of darker planets, a solar system revolving too near a black hole. The reality is that there is still a long way to go, but this is a flicker of intent, the poetic ghettoising becoming less flagrant. she too is my president & shonda rhimes is my president                                                                & nate marshall is my president                                 & trina is my president                                             & the boys outside walgreens selling candy                        for a possibly fictional basketball team are my presidents                         & the bus driver who stops after you yell wait!

To order a copy for £9.34 go to or call 0330 333 6846. I don’t like the look of her winter soup, I say. “God is ‘They’ [laughter].
If you watch Danez Smith’s poem dear white america on YouTube – where it has racked up more than 300,000 viewings (not the sort of figures poetry usually attracts) – it is easy to see why Smith is becoming a phenomenon. To order a … & the man i saw high kicking his way down the river?

Poet Danez Smith. Minnesota is imbued with the spirits of indigenous folk almost wiped out so we could be there.

Only the fingers give away a taste for over-the-top attire. Minneapolis, Minnesota, because black girls go missing without so much as a whisper of where?! They had such a clear vision about what it meant to survive with this disease.

But if you had been paying attention to conservatism, racism, attitude to immigrants, homophobia – those darker strains – you can follow the path to Trump.

To be a woman alone is dangerous – we teach our daughters that, we teach black people that. Individuality is a privilege, right?

my grandmother’s hallelujah is only outdone by the fear she nurses every time the blood-fat summer swallows another child who used to sing in the choir.

The next day, Mom was fine. They live in Minneapolis. I like to think of all the different paths that get us to the same place.

because Huey P. spoke.

British poetry is a decade or two behind America in terms of publishing people of colour and in the awards and in recognising the need for different gatekeepers. “You can do anything in a poem, right?”, • Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith is published by Chatto & Windus (£10.99). we did not build your boats (though we did & we fill them too). because you put an asterisk on my sister’s gorgeous face! But there is no subduing the sunburst smile or the charm. i’ve left earth & i am touching everything you beg your telescopes to show you.

& the man i saw high kicking his way down the river?

Last Summer of Innocence, a beautiful poem, describes the teenage boy showing off to girls and ends in accidental joy: i spent all day in my brothers’ arms& wanted that to be foreverboy after boy after boy after boypulling me down into the dirt. & this life, this new story & history you cannot steal or sell or cast overboard or hang or beat or drown or own or redline or shackle or silence or cheat or choke or cover up or jail or shoot or jail or shoot or ruin, TS Eliot prize goes to Ocean Vuong's 'compellingly assured' debut collection, ‘Every poem is political’: Danez Smith, the YouTube star shaking up poetry, Danez Smith: ‘A great age for American poetry.’. Smith talks movingly about poets who died of Aids: “Essex Hemphill and Assotto Saint – I think about them all the time. my presidents! What is your north star leading you towards goodness? “I don’t like my poems enough … my body is my poem.” The first collection, Boy, was, says Smith, full of “joyous failures”, adding: “All art-making is about failure. This is a significant moment for poetry. i’ve left Earth to find a place where my kin can be safe, where black people ain’t but people the same color as the good, wet earth, until that means something, until then i bid you well, i bid you war, i bid you our live to gamble with no more.

BOAAT is an online journal operating out of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Smith confesses to being a huge fan of The Great British Bake Off – weeping over its winners. Neither did the poplar tree. It made me realise coming out is a process for the whole family. J. Bailey Hutchinson Both are poetic dynamite (not all the poems are as full-on).

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