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Austin Smith

Austin Smith is an award-winning poet and professor. He has published three chapbooks: In the Silence of the Migrated Birds, Wheat and Distance, and Instructions for How to Put an Old Horse Down. His first collection, Almanac, was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and his latest collection is Flyover Country. His poems have appeared in a range of outlets, including The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, Poetry East, ZYZZYVA, Pleiades, Virginia Quarterly Review, Asheville Poetry Review, and Cortland Review. His short stories have appeared in Harper's, Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review, EPOCH, Sewanee Review, Threepenny Review, and Fiction and Narrative Magazine. He was the recipient of the 2015 Narrative Prize for his short story, "The Halverson Brothers," a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Prose for 2018, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction at Stanford University, where he is currently a Jones Lecturer. 


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