Academic Publications

Harvard Educational Review, Spring 2017, "Complex Sentences: Searching for the Purpose of Education Inside a Massachusetts State Prison"

Essays/Articles

The New Yorker, March 2017, "Freddy Adu and the Children of the Beautiful Game"

The New Yorker, December 2016, "Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man' as a Parable of Our Time"

The New Yorker, October 2016, "The Desegregation and Resegregation of Charlotte's Schools"

The New Yorker, August 2016, "Why the U.S. is Right to Move Away From Private Prisons"

The New Yorker, July 2016, "Racism, Stress, and Black Death"

The New Yorker, June 2016, "The Power of Pell Grants For Prisoners"

Vox, June 2016, "Police Killings Get a Lot of Attention -- So Should Police Beatings"

The New Yorker, June 2016, "There is No Justice in Killing Dylann Roof"

Boston Review, May 2016, "What is Education For? - Response to Danielle Allen"

The New Yorker, March 2016, "Donald Trump, David Duke, and the Soccer Fields of Louisiana"

The New Yorker, February 2016, "The Meaning of Life Without Parole"

The New Yorker, December 2015, "The Stories Tamir Rice Makes Us Remember"

The Guardian, September 2015: "'These men aren't barbaric or malign' – inside a US prison classroom"

Seven Scribes, August 2015: "Strangers in our Home: Why Writing about Hurricane Katrina is Both Impossible and Necessary"

The Guardian, July 2015: "Teach black students they can change communities - they don't have to escape"

TED, May 2015: "My hopes, dreams, fears for my future black son"

Poems

The American Poetry Review, Nov/Dec 2016, Six Poems

Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Fall 2016, "what the cathedral said to the black boy" & "When Mom Braids my Sister's Hair"

Public Pool, June 2016, "Full-Court Press," How to Fight," "My Jump Shot"

The Diverse Arts Project, Spring 2016, "Meteor Shower"

Drunk in a Midnight Choir, April 2016, "a lineage"

Bat City Review, Spring 2016, "For the Taxi Cabs that Pass Me in Harvard Square"

Waypoints Magazine, March 2016, "Ode to the End-of-6th Grade Picnic"

Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring 2016 "Beyond This Place"

Watershed Review, Fall 2015, "Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class"

Switchback, Fall 2015, "Keeping Score"

The American Literary Review, October 2015, "For Charles" & "How to Make a Cardboard Box Disappear in 10 Steps"

Bird's Thumb, October 2015, "Line/Breaks" & "Ode to the Loop-de-Loop"

Harvard Educational Review, September 2015, "The Art of Unlearning"

Kinfolks: A Journal of Black Expression, Fall 2015, "Counting Descent"

Mason's Road, July 2015, "Soles"

Drunk in a Midnight Choir, May 2015: Three Poems

Lime Hawk, Spring 2015, "What the Ocean Said to the Black Boy"

Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, April 2015: "for mrs garner"

Still: The Journal, Winter 2015: 3 Poems

Off the Coast, Winter 2015, "what the cicada said to the brown boy"

Winter Tangerine Review, February 2015, "For the Boys Who Never Learned How to Swim"

Selected Interviews

Literary Hub, February 2017, "Clint Smith on Protest, Art, and Protest-Art"

NPR's Here & Now, November 2016, "Through Poetry And TED Talks, Clint Smith Probes Racism In America"