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Tamsin Smith

Tamsin Smith is a San Francisco poet, essayist, cultural entrepreneur, and social impact innovator. She uses the power of words and ideas to create movements like (RED), which empowered regular people to help generate over $350 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. Her poetry has appeared in the verse collection Everything Indicates (Heyday Press) and Lightening Strikes (Dolby Chadwick Gallery). She is a fellow at the Aspen Institute and gives an annual poetry talk at the Action Forum each summer. Her essays on poetry, literature, rock & roll, and the beastliness and beauty of life can be found on the Huffington Post and www.slipstreamstrategy.com. She studied english literature at Kenyon College, and was awarded highest honors for her thesis on Vladimir Nabokov.