The Loras College Language & Literature Department will host poet Austin Smith for a Zoom reading of his poetry on Thursday, October 22, at 7 p.m. Contact Kevin Koch, Professor of English, at email@example.com to obtain the Zoom link.
Austin was born on a family dairy farm in northwestern Illinois. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Threepenny Review, New England Review, and many other publications. His two collections, Almanac and Flyover Country, were published through the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets.
Austin is a member of the Black Earth Institute, a progressive think-tank dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society. He teaches at Stanford University.