Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith

Job Title
Edward Everett Hale Jr., Professor of English
Karp Hall 205
Department/Program: English, American Studies

Research interests

Creative Writing, Contemporary American Poetry, American Literature.


Poems in Poetry, The Paris Review, and Salmagundi.
Stories in American Short Fiction and Big Fiction.
Memoir in Numero Cinq.

Collections of poetry:

Clare’s Empire (Hydroelectric Press)
The Light in the Film (University of Tampa Press)
The Names of Things Are Leaving (University of Tampa Press)
An Apology for Loving the Old Hymns (Princeton University Press)
Lucky Seven (Wesleyan University Press)
The Household of Continuance (Copper Beech Press)

The Flute Is Zero (Right Hand Pointing)
For Appearances (University of Tampa Press) won the Tampa Review Prize in Poetry


The chapbook Three Grange Halls was co-winner of the Swan Scythe Press award.
Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Academic credentials

B.A., Empire State College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.F.A., The University of Iowa