Clint Smith is a renowned and widely recognized American writer and teacher. He is a doctoral candidate from Harvard University with a concentration in Society, Culture, and Institutions. He is the receiver of fellowships from The Art For Justice Fund, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the National Science Foundation, and Cave Canem with interests for research which include “sociology of race and racism,” history of U.S. inequality, and mass incarceration. His dissertation demonstrates how the individuals sentenced to juvenile living with no parole discover the implication of the objective of education when incarcerated.
Clint Smith: Work Life
Clint previously taught English in Prince George’s County, Maryland where, he was given the title Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year, in 2013, by the Maryland Humanities Council. He is known to have taught Creative Writing in the state prisons across the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. Currently, Clint teaches literature and writing in the D.C. Central Detention Facility.
Clint Smith: Award and Recognitions
Clint is known to be a 2014 National Poetry Champion. He is also the 2017 receiver of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review. His name was also present is the Ebony Magazine’s 2017 Power 100 list as well as 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Two of his TED Talks, How to Raise a BlackSoninAmerica and The Danger of Silence, have received total views of 6 million. Clint is also recognized as the co-host of the well-known podcasts Justice in America and Pod Save the People.
Clint Best in Reading scholarly writings, essays, and poems have been featured in The New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The Atlantic, the Harvard Educational Review, and The Paris Review. His very first full-length poetry collection, Counting Descent, considered as one of Clint Best in Reading, was published 2016 by Write Bloody Publishing. It received the 2017 Literary Award for the Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, was declared as one of the finalists for the NAACP Image Award, and was chosen as the 2017 ‘One Book One New Orleans’ book selection. Clint’s debut non-fiction book, How the World Is Passed, is a forthcoming novel from Little, Brown.
Clint received a BA in English from Davidson College. He is known to be alumni of the New Orleans Public School System. Presently, Clint resides in the Washington D.C. region with his beloved wife and his son.
Clint Smith is very active on the various social media platforms and can be easily found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. On these social media platforms, he interacts with his fans and followings at regular intervals and shares interesting topics related to his works with them.