Oct. 6, 2019: Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Good Bones (Tupelo Press, 2017); The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (2015); and Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press, 2005). Smith is also the author of three prizewinning chapbooks: Disasterology (Dream Horse Press, 2016); The List of Dangers (Kent State/Wick Poetry Series, 2010); and Nesting Dolls (Pudding House, 2005). 

Maggie Smith - Good BonesHer poems have been widely published and anthologized, appearing in Best American Poetry, the New York Times, Tin House, The Believer, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, on the Poetry Foundation website, and elsewhere. In 2016 her poem “Good Bones” went viral internationally and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Public Radio International called it “the official poem of 2016.”

The reading begins at 4:00 p.m. followed by Q&A, reception and book signing. Copies of Smith’s books will be available for sale at the reading.

Read Ann van Buren’s Interview with Maggie Smith.