Anna Deavere SmithJun 25, 2020
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Anna Deavere Smith, Actor/Writer
New Books Network 2020
Anna Deavere Smith is an award-winning actor, performer, writer and activist. Her project “Notes from the Field,” now an HBO special, is part of “The Pipeline Project” that is based on hundreds of interviews to shine a light on the lack of opportunities and resources for young people in poverty. As a creative listener attuned to the harmonies and dissonance that join and splinter communities, Smith lassoes the craft of embodied performance to ignite sites for honest reckoning, hope, and healing.
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography, and writes frequently about photography, art, literature, and other subjects. He is also the host of the podcast “Think About It” and editorial director at Warbler Press. Caroline Weber is a specialist of French literature, history, and culture. She is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.