Our Words Our City

Video Premiere Coming Soon!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Our Words Our City LIVE!

Presented by DC SCORES

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the video premiere of Our Words Our City, a poetry showcase with special performances from Clint Smith, Jacob Mayberry, Marjan Naderi and an all star cast of youth!

Join us for an inspiring evening from your homes, as we screen the performance with special live commentary!

Special performance by Clint Smith!

Clint is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and a 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review. He was named to the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list as well as Ebony Magazine's 2017 Power 100 list. His two TED Talks, The Danger of Silence and How to Raise a Black Son in America, collectively have been viewed more than 6 million times. He is a cohost on the podcasts Pod Save the People and Justice in America.

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. His 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. His debut nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed, which explores how different sites across the country reckon with, or fail to reckon with, their relationship to the history of slavery, is forthcoming from Little, Brown.