Danez Smith “Don’t Call Us Dead”

Danez Smith is a black, male-bodied, male-attracted, non-binary, HIV positive poet and the poems they weave make it clear how each of those seemingly disparate aspects of them are actually a web in which they’re caught and struggle. If all of the words they use were pulled out of their form and organized into which appears most, “blood” would likely be first, followed by “red” … Continue reading Danez Smith “Don’t Call Us Dead”