Sunday, January 20th
Clint Smith is a poet, activist, and 10th grade English teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the 2012 Graffiti DC Grand Slam Champion and is a member of the 2012 Beltway Poetry Team, representing DC at the National Poetry Slam. Clint has performed and spoken at the International AIDS Conference, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Conference, the African Leadership Academy, and the School for International Training. He has been featured on TVOne's premier poetry and music show, Verses & Flow, and has served as a cultural ambassador to Swaziland on behalf of the U.S. State Department, conducting poetry workshops with youth throughout the country focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, cross-cultural understanding, and self-empowerment. Following the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam, he is the 5th ranked poet in the world.