Our July guest will be poet Maggie Smith.
Maggie Smith’s second book of poems, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, was selected by Kimiko Hahn as the winner of the Dorset Prize and was released in April 2015 by Tupelo Press. She is also the author of Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press 2005), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, and three prizewinning chapbooks, the latest of which is Disasterology, forthcoming in 2015 from Dream Horse Press. Her poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. A 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in poetry, Maggie has also received four Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She can be found online at http://www.maggiesmithpoet.com.