Clint Smith is a teacher, poet, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, and has served a cultural ambassador for the US Department of State. He has been featured on TED.com, NBC News, and TVOne’s Verses and Flow. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Still: The Journal, GRAVTAS, Off the Coast, Winter Tangerine Review, and elsewhere. He was born in New Orleans, LA and thinks cinnamon rolls are best served at room temperature.