About Matthew Buckley Smith

Name: Matthew Buckley

Bio: Matthew Buckley Smith is the author of Dirge for an Imaginary World, winner of the 2011 Able Muse Book Award. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Iron Horse Literary Review, Southern Poetry Review, Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. He lives in Carrboro, NC, with his wife and daughter.

Matthew Buckley Smith is the author of Dirge for an Imaginary World, winner of the 2011 Able Muse Book Award. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Iron Horse Literary Review, Southern Poetry Review, Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. He lives in Carrboro, NC, with his wife and daughter.


Matthew Buckley Smith Has written the following articles:


Ahead Was Silence: Matthew Buckley Smith on Louise Glück

Reviewed: Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014. Reading a good poem by Louise Glück is like taking a slap to the face in a large, cold bathroom. Resonant, if not always enjoyable. A psychiatrist told me once that the depressed often speak with an odd combination of flatness and exuberance, […]

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