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Bruce Smith
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Bruce Smith was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author of six books of poems: The Common WagesSilver and Information (National Poetry Series, selected by Hayden Carruth); Mercy SeatThe Other Lover (University of Chicago), which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; _S__ongs for Two Voices _(Chicago, 2005); and most recently, Devotions, a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and winner of the William Carlos Williams Prize. He teaches at Syracuse University. (updated 10/2021)

Smith’s book The Mercy Seat was reviewed in AGNI 42 by Don Share.

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
Called Back
AGNI 94 Print Only
Poetry
Devotion: Fly
AGNI 67 Print Only
Poetry
Devotion: Dub
AGNI 67 Print Only
Poetry
Mercy
AGNI 37 Print Only
Poetry
Hostile Witness
AGNI 37 Print Only
Poetry
Scenes From a Puppet Play
AGNI 37 Print Only
Poetry
Self-Portrait as Foreign Policy
AGNI 36 Print Only
Poetry
Against the Maker
AGNI 36 Print Only
Poetry
I Pray for No More Reagans
AGNI 28 Print Only
Poetry
Eve of Geneva
AGNI 28 Print Only

AGNI has published the following translation:

Reviews
Bruce Smith’s Mercy Seat and Martin Edmunds’s The High Road to Taos
AGNI 42 Print Only
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