Dirge for an Imaginary World

Dirge for an Imaginary World

— Poems by Matthew Buckley Smith
(with a Foreword by Greg Williamson)

First full-length poetry collection from Matthew Buckley Smith. Winner of the 2011 Able Muse Book Award, selected by Andrew Hudgins. Now available from Able Muse Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Foyles, and other online and offline bookstores worldwide.

 

Biography

matthew buckley smity - writer, editor, poet, critic and translator

 

Matthew Buckley Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the winner of the Able Muse Book Award, 2011, for his Manuscript, Dirge for an Imaginary World, forthcoming from Able Muse Press, Spring 2012. He earned his MFA in poetry at the Johns Hopkins University. His poems have appeared, or will soon appear in various magazines, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Iron Horse Literary Review, Measure, The Alabama Literary Review, Think Journal, and Best American Poetry 2011. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Joanna.

 

28 Nov

Review of The Sleep of Reason

Published by Matthew Buckley...

Unsplendid posted my review of Morri Creech's fine collection The Sleep of Reasonhttp://unsplendid.com/6/6-2/6-2_smith_creech_frames.htm

28 Nov

Birthright

Published by Matthew Buckley...

Rove published a different poem about my daughter in a lovely broadside of their own design. http://www.rovepoetry.org/fall-2015/matthew-buckley-smith/ 

28 Nov

The Dark Woods

Published by Matthew Buckley...

Linebreak posted a little litany of mine, nicely recorded by Josh Robbins. https://linebreak.org/poems/the-dark-woods/

28 Nov

An Organ of Extreme Perfection

Published by Matthew Buckley...

Harvard Review posted this poem about my daughter along with a photograph in which I appear vaguely unwell. http://harvardreview.fas.harvard.edu/?q=features/poetry/organ-extreme-perfection

28 Nov

After Philomela & Ars Poetica

Published by Matthew Buckley...

Angle, a journal from the UK, is accessible in its entirely on-line, including this issue with two small poems of mine. http://anglepoetry.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Angle%20Issue%207.pdf

28 Nov

Doo-Wop

Published by Matthew Buckley...

American Arts Quarterly made available this little poem about old pop music. http://www.nccsc.net/archives/poetry/poems/doo-wop

28 Nov

Hail and Farewell

Published by Matthew Buckley...

Threepenny Review kindly posted my pseudo-translation of a favorite poem by Catullus. https://www.threepennyreview.com/samples/smithmatthew_su15.html

01 May

Ahead Was Silence

Published by Matthew Buckley...

Contemporary Poetry Review published my review of Louise Glück, and they even gave it a nice little title.

http://www.cprw.com/ahead-was-silence-matthew-buckley-smith-on-louise-gluck

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