Maggie Smith - Keep Moving

Headshot of Maggie Smith

Writers & Books, Rochester’s home for the literary arts, welcomes Maggie Smith, poet and author of Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change, for a reading and conversation facilitated by Karen vanMeenen, Maggie Smith, author of will be in conversation with Karen van Meenen, Director of Community Reading Programs at Writers & Books. Thursday, February 4, 7:30 pm EST. This reading is free, but registration is required.

Author Jennifer Pastiloff says “Maggie Smith’s voice is the one I hear in my head, the one that keeps me going when I don’t feel I can. And now, with this book, she has gifted the entire world with that particular brand of magic.”

Maggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Good Bones (Tupelo Press, 2017); The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (2015); and Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press, 2005). Her latest book, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change (One Signal/Simon & Schuster 2020), a collection of essays and quotes, is a national bestseller. Smith’s poems and essays are widely published and anthologized. Public Radio International has called her poem “Good Bones,” which has been translated into nearly a dozen languages “the official poem of 2016.”