DANEZ SMITH is the winner of the 2014 Reading Series Contest sponsored by The Paris-American and was featured in The Academy of American Poets’ Emerging Poets Series by Patricia Smith. His collection, [insert] Boy, will be published in fall 2014 by YesYes Books. hands on ya knees, a chapbook, was published in 2013 by Penmanship Books. Danez is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Cave Canem, VONA-Voices, and elsewhere. He is a 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, Indiana Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.
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