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Danez Smith

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Danez Smith is the author of the award-winning [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014) and the forthcoming Don't Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017). Danez is a member of the Dark Noise Collective.
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Ode to Gold Teeth

o gold gate of my grandpa’s holler o sweet midus touch of his blues hum o honey metal which framed his prayers o crowns that crowned his crowns made him king when he smiled made even his vomit expensive o gangster grill before gangsta grillz marked my granddaddy OG of the gin sermon and front porch tabernacle made everything he said sound like gold rimmed bible, or gold rimmed tires gangsta white walls, TV antennas cross the back of your legs talk smart even his punishments sparkled o...