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Good news! Maggie Smith’s second full-length collection of poems, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, a finalist for the National Poetry Series and several other prizes, is forthcoming from Gold Wake Press in 2014.
Maggie’s poem “Weep Up” will be printed as a limited-edition letterpress broadside by Rye House Press later this year.
Maggie Smith will be giving two readings in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 1, 2013 in support of Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, one at the Nashville Public Library and another at East Side Story bookstore.
Maggie Smith will be the featured guest at the Ohio Poetry Association’s quarterly meeting and workshop on March 16, 2013 at the Bexley Public Library in Bexley, Ohio. Focusing on voice and the persona poem, Maggie will give a craft talk and lead a writing exercise and workshop. Visit the OPA website for more information.
Maggie will be participating in Sucky Charms: An Evening of Musings on Life’s Shitty Blessings on March 8, 2013 at Barley’s Brewing Company along with poet Sommer Sterud, writer David S. Lewis, and musician Joe Peppercorn. Cover for the 7:30 p.m. show is $10 at the door; $8 in advance. Buy tickets online here.
Read some very kind words on The Southern Review’s blog about Maggie’s 7 poems in the Winter 2013 issue.
Maggie has five poems in the new anthology Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, alongside Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, TR Hummer, Pinckney Benedict, and others.
Maggie’s recent Technique Talk interview with Jackie Mantey in Columbus Alive–on poems, parenthood, Bon Iver’s first album, Sol Lewitt, shadow puppets, and more–was picked up by the Poetry Foundation blog.
Read two poems, “Eliza” and “Night of the Comet (1984),” and an interview with Maggie at Poem of the Week.
Maggie Smith served as a judge for the Frequency poetry workshop scholarships along with poet Tarfia Faizullah. You can learn more about Frequency, a community arts organization based in Providence, here.
The Summer 2012 issue of Indiana Review featured editor Jennifer Luebbers’s glowing review of Maggie Smith’s The List of Dangers.
Maggie Smith was commissioned by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to write a poem for the Columbus Wishing Tree Project. Watch the video for the project, which includes Maggie reading the poem, here. Read the poem, listen to the audio, and learn more about the Wishing Tree Project here.
Read about Maggie Smith’s local National Poetry Month events in Columbus Underground.
Maggie Smith’s second book manuscript was a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Forty-five finalists were chosen from more than 1300 manuscripts. Congratulations to the five winners!
Maggie Smith was one of ten Featured Authors at the 2011 Ohioana Book Festival.
Watch Maggie talk poetry on Writers Talk.
Read about Maggie (and poet-in-training, Violet) in Columbus Parent.
Maggie Smith has been awarded a 2010 Individual Excellence Award by the Ohio Arts Council.