Maggie Smith, 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Maggie Smith


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Maggie Smith is the author of four award-winning books of poems: Lamp of the Body; The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison; Good Bones, named by The Washington Post as one of the Five Best Poetry Books of 2017; and her most recent, Keep Moving. "Good Bones" was called the Official Poem of 2016 by Public Radio International and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Smith's poems have appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, The Believer, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, and on the CBS drama "Madam Secretary." A Pushcart Prize winner, Smith has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.


Monday, October 5, 2020, at 7 p.m. Virtual.

Luisa Igloria, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience, giving thanks to all those who helped make the Literary Festival happen during the time of Covid. Igloria invited Dr. Jennifer Fish, Head of the Department of Women's Studies Department, to introduce Maggie Smith.

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