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Austin Smith

Austin Smith’s first poetry collection, Almanac (2013), was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His poems have appeared in the New YorkerPoetryYale ReviewSewanee ReviewPloughshares, and New England Review, among others. He is currently a Jones Lecturer in fiction at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco.


The Tombstone of the Moon

June 17, 2015 | Poetry

The potter’s field of the sea, where so many 
have been buried bereft of names.
The tombstone of the moon marks where they lie.