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Michael Smith

Languages & Literature

Chair Languages and Literature and Professor of English


  • M.F.A. University of Notre Dame
  • M.A. Hollins College
  • B.A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Poetry Writing
  • Poetry Writing Workshop
  • Literary Magazine Workshop
  • “Deals with the Devil:” Faustian Literature
  • Composition
  • Contemporary Literature
  • American Literature II
  • Introduction to Literature

Books and Books in Translation

  • Pocket Guide to Another Earth. Dos Madres Press. 2018.
  • Contemporary Chinese Short-Shorts Stories: A Parallel Text. Co-edited with Aili Mu. Columbia University Press. 2017.
  • And There Was Evening and There Was Morning: Essays on Illness, Loss, and Love. WTAW Press. 2017.
  • Byron in Baghdad. BlazeVOX Books. 2012.
  • Faust: A Tragedy. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Shearsman Books. 2012.
  • Multiverse. BlazeVOX Books. 2010.
  • How to Make a Mummy. CustomWords. 2008.


  • The Zombie Poetry Project, 2016-2021



Please visit ‘Mike Smith’s Multiverse‘ for information and upcoming readings.