Té V. Smith was born in East St. Louis, Illinois. His writing appears or is forthcoming in several publications including Tin House, Blavity, Black Girls in Ohm, Antenna, and The Iowa Review. Té was the 2015 Writer-in-Residence at the Rhode Island Writers Colony and the 2020 Writer-in-Residence for Disney + "Reimagine Tomorrow". He was the recipient of the Tunnel Vision 2020 poetry prize for the 2021 Academic Passion Planner. His debut collection of writing, Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad, was published by RHA Publishing LLC in 2017. Té lives between New Orleans, East St. Louis, and Philadelphia.