“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.” —The New Yorker
Poet, performer, and multidisciplinary artist Danez Smith has galvanized diverse communities nationwide with their profound contemplations on race and gender, desire and mortality. For this pre-recorded virtual evening of word, sound, and image, Smith and the Dark Noise Collective reflect on friendship and community, love and loss in this fractured era.
The St. Paul–based artist premieres new work inspired by the poems of their latest book, Homie, and digitally hosts a showcase of poignant performance and poetry videos from the Dark Noise Collective. The close-knit collective features local and national artists whose work spans poetry, music, dance, and performance, including Chicago-based singer/composer Jamila Woods and poet/filmmaker Fatimah Asghar, among others.
Presented in association with Graywolf Press.
Contains mature content.
How to View
Tickets are pay what you wish.
View the exclusive online premiere Friday, March 26, 7 pm.
The virtual performance is available to view Friday, March 26, 7 pm–Monday, March 29, 11:59 pm. Ticket sales will end on Monday, March 29 at 9 pm (all times CDT).
A live Q&A with the artists and audience will follow the online premiere on Friday, March 26 at 8 pm. Please note: The Zoom event will not be available for later viewing.
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