Danez Smith on Blackness, Friendship, and Solitude

Danez Smith on Blackness, Friendship, and Solitude

Virtual Wordplay is a presentation of St. Catherine University and Star Tribune. This conversation is part of the St. Kate's Critical Conversation series and is presented in partnership with Fiction/Non/Fiction Podcast.

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In this episode, acclaimed poet Danez Smith discusses the role friendship plays in their most recent collection of poetry, Homie. Smith talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the isolating effect COVID-19 has had on black communities, using space on the page inventively, and writing about money. An edited video of this conversation will appear tomorrow. You can find a transcript of this episode here.

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