Friday, August 11, 2017

"FaceTime" by Clint Smith

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August 11, 2017


Clint Smith

About This Poem


"When my partner was pregnant with our son I would sometimes be away from home on tour for my first book. Evening FaceTime sessions once I got back to the hotel room were the highlights of each day, and made being away from home a bit more bearable. Much is made about the ways technology can compromise or fracture human relationships, but I think often of the remarkable opportunities that technology has afforded us to be closer to those we love in ways we could never have previously imagined."
—Clint Smith


Clint Smith is the author of Counting Descent (Write Bloody Publishing, 2016). He is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion. Smith was born and raised in New Orleans.

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Counting Descent

(Write Bloody Publishing, 2016)

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