Counting Descent by Clint Smith audiobook

Counting Descent

By Clint Smith
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Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.

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Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.

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Author Bio: Clint Smith

Author Bio: Clint Smith

Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. The book won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He is a speaker, podcaster, and peot whose work first came to national attention with his viral TED Talks, The Danger of Silence in 2014 and How to Raise a Black Son in America in 2015. He speaks to these same social issues on social media, specifically Twitter, where he has 245,000 followers with 40-60 million views each month. He is a weekly contributor to Crooked Media’s Pod Save the People, a graduate of Harvard’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Culture, Institutions, and Society in the Graduate School of Education, and an award-winning poet. In recognition of his achievements, he was selected as one of Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list in media and Ebony Magazine’s 2017 Power 100 list.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English