UPDATE: Archway Reading and Lecture Series to Host Public Reading by Austin Smith

Nov 6, 2019 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Archway Reading and Lecture Series at University of Dubuque will host a reading by poet Austin Smith at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Couchman Reading Room of the Charles C. Myers Library on campus. He will replace Abby Geni.

The reading is free and open to the public. It will include a brief question-and-answer session and book-signing opportunity with the author.

Smith has published three poetry chapbooks: In the Silence of the Migrated Birds, Wheat and Distance, and Instructions for How to Put an Old Horse Down. His full-length collections, Almanac and Flyover Country, were published through the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, which was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. Smith’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, Poetry East, ZYZZYVA, Pleiades, Virginia Quarterly Review, 32 Poems and Threepenny Review, amongst others. His stories have appeared or will appear in Harper’s, Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review, EPOCH, Sewanee Review, Threepenny Review, Fiction, and Narrative Magazine.

Smith was the recipient of the 2015 Narrative Prize for his short story, "The Halverson Brothers," a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction from Stanford University, and an NEA Fellowship in Prose. He is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford, where he teaches courses in poetry, fiction, environmental literature, and documentary journalism, but he mostly lives in a farmhouse in Schapville, Illinois.

The reading is sponsored by the UD Department of Language and Literature and the Office of Academic Affairs.