|Ohio Poet of the Year Maggie Smith|
The Ohio Poetry Day Association has selected Maggie Smith as the Ohio Poet of the Year for her book The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison.
Smith says her book “...was largely inspired by fairy tales and folklore, but it blends those influences with my Ohio roots.
“Many of the poems are set in or reference places that are important to me, including my childhood home in Westerville, Alum Creek, and Schiller Park in German Village."
- To hear Maggie Smith’s Ohio Poet of the Year luncheon reading and speech, come join Ohio Poetry Day at Heidelberg University on October 15 for the award ceremony.