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Poet Danez Smith: Homie

January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

front cover of Homie by Danez Smith
Co-presented with JCCSF

Award-winning poet Danez Smith (Don’t Call Us Dead) is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects and performative power. A poet, performer and multidisciplinary artist, Smith has galvanized diverse communities nationwide with their profound contemplations on race and gender, desire and mortality. Join Smith as they read from and share their new collection, Homie, a magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship at a time when our country is overrun by violence, xenophobia and disparity, speaking from within a body defined by race, queerness and diagnosis. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is the exuberant new book written for Danez and Danez’s friends, and for you and for yours.  $20

These poems can’t make history vanish, but they can contend against it with the force of a restorative imagination. Smith’s work is about that imagination – its role in repairing and sustaining communities, and in making the world more bearable.”
New Yorker


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Danez Smith

Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz writer and performer from St. Paul, Minnesota. Danez is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert] boy… Read More →


January 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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