The Danger of Silence

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“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.

Clint Smith

For Clint Smith, inspiration comes from his students. The writer and educator draws on his and his students’ lives to create slam 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.

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