Pitt Poetry Series

University of Pittsburgh Press

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“Aaron Smith is writing some of the best new poems around.”

- NPR Great Reads

These poems about how vulnerable desire makes us and how far we are willing to go despite everything waving us off begin frequently enough by following some stranger’s happy trail, but where they lead is the happier, much stranger, surprise....
— Craig Lucas
Give it to your friends. Give it to your enemies. This voice matters.
— Tracy K. Smith, United States Poet Laureate
Aaron Smith has inherited, from the openly gay poets of the New York School, a commitment to telling it like it is. His lack of pretense is enhanced by his anger at the intolerance of heteronormalcy and religiosity.
— David Trinidad