Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy (2014, YesYes Books), winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His 2nd full-length collection will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017. His work has published & featured widely including in Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Buzzfeed, Blavity, & Ploughshares. He is a 2014 Ruth Lilly - Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, a Cave Canem and VONA alum, and recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship. He is a 2-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, placing 2nd in 2014. He is the micro-editor for The Offing & is a founding member of 2 collectives, Dark Noise and Sad Boy Supper Club. He is an MFA candidate at The University of Michigan. He is from St. Paul, MN.