Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Emerson Fellow at New America. He currently teaches writing and literature in the DC Central Detention facility. 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.
Smith’s 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.