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Aaron Smith

Associate Professor

Aaron holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh. As an associate professor at Lesley, his areas of expertise include creative writing, poetry, popular culture, and gender. As a teacher and a writer, he hones both crafts every day, and is committed to helping his writing and literature students enter into the public experience of what is often perceived as a solitary undertaking.


  • Primer (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
  • “What It Feels Like to be Aaron Smith” included in The Best American Poetry 2013 (Scribner, 2013)
  • Appetite (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
  • Blue on Blue Ground, Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005)


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