Sep 22, 2016, 7:00 pm


Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Salt Lake Community College
1575 State ST.
Salt Lake City , UT 84115
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Salt Lake Community College will host poet and Lambda Award Winner Danez Smith in the Atrium of the South City Campus on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 PM.

Danez Smith is the 2016 winner of the Kate Tufts Poetry Award and 2016 Hopwood Awardee. A MFA candidate at the University of Michigan, Smith also teaches with InsideOut Detroit. They are a 2014 Ruth Lilly, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, a Cave Canem and VONA alum, recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship, and winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Smith is also a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, placing 2nd in 2014, and a founding member of the Dark Noise Collective. Smith’s 2nd full-length collection will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017. Their work has published & featured widely including in Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Buzzfeed, Blavity, & Ploughshares. Smith is from St. Paul, MN.

This event is made possible with support from Salt Lake Community College and Utah Humanities.