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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith’s second book, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (Tupelo, 2015), won the 2012 Dorset Prize. She is also the author of Lamp of the Body (Red Hen, 2005), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award, as well as three prizewinning chapbooks. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, as well as two Academy of American Poets prizes.


Where Honey Comes From

Spring 2015 | Poetry

When my daughter drizzles gold 
on her breakfast toast, I remind her 

she’s seen the bee men in our tree, 
casting smoke like a spell until 

the swarm thrums itself to sleep.