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Maggie Smith (5) (1977–)

Autor(a) de You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir

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13+ Works 776 Membros 30 Críticas

Obras por Maggie Smith

Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology (2021) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Westerville, Ohio, USA
Locais de residência
Bexley, Ohio, USA

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Maggie Smith is the award-winning author of several books, including Good Bones and the bestsellers Goldenrod and Keep Moving. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry, among others. Follow her on social media @MaggieSmithPoet.



Beautiful and relevant observations on loss and the new opportunities that life presents in the wake thereof. Encouraging sound bites and brief essays wrapped in poetic language.
bschweiger | 8 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
This is a poignant memoir of the dissolution of the author's marriage. She brings all of her poetic skills to demonstrating the cycles of grief, pain, mourning, and healing that comes with loss. Her meditations reveal the personal aspects of her experiences without divulging the private aspects. In doing so, some of the personal becomes universal. The gender inequality of the invisible labor in the home, including the emotional work of parenting children is one of the universal aspects.

I found the writing engaging and powerful and appreciated the author's ability to work around the issue of loss and create something whole in the end.
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tangledthread | 11 outras críticas | Jan 17, 2024 |
A very personal, poignant and moving memoir about her divorce, written in short, sometimes even one line, chapters. Some reviews on other sites had a hard time with her authorial intrusions, e.g. "Reader, I'm not going to tell you everything." I found this narrative device, as well as the occasional chapters in third person narration of a play, intrusive and slightly irritating, but (and I may not be correct about this) I attributed these shifts as Smith's own psychological need to briefly distance herself from all the honest pain she was recounting. And so I'll subtract just half a star, as I struggled with the distancing these devices created in me.… (mais)
bobbieharv | 11 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |
While I wasn't a fan of Keep Moving, I love this new collection of poetry by Maggie Smith. The poems resonate with me on a personal level, but I also think they are just darn good poems. I appreciate how she incorporates nature and her children's observations of the world into her work but in a way that is fresh and profound. At times gutting and hopeful, it is a collection that captures these unsettling times with depth and poignancy.
joyjohnston | 3 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |



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