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Dr. Young Smith

Young Smith
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Creative Writing, University of Houston
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Arkansas


Contact Information

  • Department: English & Theatre
  • Office: Mattox 305
  • Mailing Address: Mattox 101
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-3093


Young Smith is the author of In A City You Will Never Visit, a collection of poems published by Black Zinnias Press of San Francisco in 2008. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council, as well as a Tennessee Williams Scholarship for Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Iowa Review, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, American Literary Review, Arts & Letters, The Midwest Quarterly, The New Orleans Review,on the Poetry Daily web site, and in other publications. He is an associate professor of English and former director of the low-residency MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
ENW 810Songwriting Across Genres  Internet Classes Fall 2023
ENW 820Poetry Workshop  Internet Classes Fall 2023
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