Abraham Smith

Abraham Smith is the author of five poetry collections--Destruction of Man (Third Man Books, 2018); Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007)--and one coauthored fiction collection, Tuskaloosa Kills (Spork Press, 2018). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He lives in Ogden, Utah, where he is Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University.



  • Tuskaloosa Kills, with Scott McWaters, Spork Press (Tuscon, AZ), 2018. 
  • Destruction of Man, Third Man Books (Nashville, TN), 2018.
  • Ashagalomancy, Action Books (Notre Dame, IN), 2015.
  • Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer, Action Books (Notre Dame, IN), 2014
  • Hank, Action Books (Notre Dame, IN), 2010.
  • Whim Man Mammon, Action Books (Notre Dame, IN), 2007.