Té V. Smith is the author of the chapbook PERMISSION TO SPEAK (Spokenvisions 1990) and the full-length collection HERE WE ARE, REFLECTIONS OF A GOD GONE MAD (RHA Publishing 2014). His short fiction appears or is forthcoming in several publications including Tin House, Blavity, Black Girls in Ohm, Antenna, and The Iowa Review. Té was also the 2015 Writer-in-Residence at the Rhode Island Writers Colony and the 2020 Writer-in-Residence for Disney + "Reimagine Tomorrow" and the recipient of the Tunnel Vision 2020 poetry prize for the 2021 Academic Passion Planner. He currently lives in New Orleans, where he teaches History and Creative Writing. Té is also completing his novel, Swim Good.