Clint Smith is staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the narrative nonfiction book HOW THE WORD IS PASSED as well as the poetry collection COUNTING DESCENT, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Clint has received fellowships from New America, the Art For Justice Fund, Cave Canem, and the National Science Foundation. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He currently teaches writing and literature at the DC Central Detention Facility. He received his B.A. in English from Davidson College and his Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University. He can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @ClintSmithIII.Read more Read less
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