Our Words Our City
Thursday, February 6, 2020
BLACK BOX THEATRE POETRY SHOWCASE
Presented by DC SCORES
6:00 PM | Food and Drinks
7:00 PM | Performances
Food provided by Ghibellina
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.