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Lecturer / Austin Smith
Genre / Fiction, nonfiction


Austin Smith grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois.
His poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Narrative, VQR, and ZYZZYVA, amongst others. His first collection of poems, Almanac, was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. He is currently finishing a story collection and working on a novel, both about the rural Midwest.



Office Hours Winter 2016:

Bldg. 460-213

M 11:00am-1:00pm, W 12:00-1:00pm


Read Austin’s Poetry Pack(which contains his teaching statement and a sample of his writing)


Video: Austin on how to decide which genre to take, his personal journey from poetry to fiction, and how everyone at heart is a creative person