Clint Smith

Poet, teacher
Clint Smith is a poet and educator whose work blends art and activism.

Why you should listen

For Clint Smith, inspiration comes from his students. The writer and educator draws on his and his students’ lives to create poetry that blends art and activism. A 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, Smith gives performances with humor, humanity and humility, touching on themes like poverty, social justice and the pains of being a kid.

Clint Smith’s TED talk