Abraham Smith hails from Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Alabama in 2004. Since then, he has authored four full-length poetry collections—In The Old Days (Action Books, forthcoming); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007)—and two chapbooks, OOOT MMMMM (Kayrock, 2013) and Last Ride (Forklift, Ohio, 2010). Currently, he is working on a book-length pastoral poem and co-editing (with Shelly Taylor) an anthology, Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, forthcoming). Smith winters as Instructor of English at University of Alabama; summers as farmhand at Hawks’ Highland Farm.