History Reconsidered: Poetry Reading with Clint Smith


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:15pm


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Clint Smith is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and an Emerson Fellow at New America. His writing has been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Poetry Magazine, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. His first full-length collection of poetry, Counting Descent, published in 2016, won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. His debut nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed, which explores how different historical sites reckon with—or fail to reckon with—their relationship to the history of slavery, is forthcoming from Little, Brown.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A session with Amanda Gorman, 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate.

To register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-clint-smith-poetry-reading.

This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donor gift that will help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.

This event is free. Registration is required. We welcome students (of all levels and institutions) to attend our events.