Monthly Archives: March 2014

Austin Smith Interview

Having Austin come to class was a great learning experience for me. The way he conducted himself really surprised me, because the last poet that I saw in person (although she was nice) kind of exuded the typical dark, artsy, … Continue reading

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Austin Smith’s Mummy in the Freeport Museum

So after having read this poem, I decided that I did not like it much at all for it was very different and I just thought it was kind of pointless, in the best way possible. When we asked Austin … Continue reading

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Austin Smith Interview Reflection

Wednesday’s interview with Austin Smith gave me some serious insight into the life and process of a published poet. I was extremely intrigued for his appearance in class because I was sure that the interview would provide a lot of … Continue reading

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Austin Smith’s reading of Stephenson County in Wartime

I think that Austin Smith’s reading of his own poems on Thursday night was actually one of the most important learning experiences for me in this unit. The way he emphasized poems that we have read multiple times in and … Continue reading

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Larry Levis Interview

After the having the interview with Austin Smith, I wanted to do some further research on one of his favorite poets, Larry Levis. I found a very intriguing interview that was conducted at Larry Levis’ home in Salt Lake City, … Continue reading

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Ekphrastic Poetry and Austin Smith

Yesterday at the Q&A with Austin someone asked him about his connection to Ekphrastic poetry. I did not know what that was, but I concluded from his answer that it was about art. I looked up the definition as well: An ekphrastic poem … Continue reading

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Smith and Sacred Spaces

The class interview with Austin Smith was very interesting and touched on a number of points that intrigued me, but the point I found most interesting was his description of his spaces. How his past and places like the silo … Continue reading

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Agee’s “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”

I dug around and found another pretty recent interview from Austin Smith (October of 2013). The whole things is pretty entertaining, but I decided to do a little research about what he said was his favorite book, James Agee’s Let Us … Continue reading

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Reflection on Interview with Austin Smith

I think the thing that most struck me about our interview with Austin Smith was his understanding of his poems as separate entities that, at some point in time, no longer really belong to him. I particularly enjoyed that he … Continue reading

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Interview Question

One of the main questions I would like to ask Austin Smith involves his poem Lightning. There are many questions I would prefer to ask him about this specific poem but there is one in particular that I require a … Continue reading

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