About & Past Posts

If you hover over the button for this page, it’s a list of past posts.

I’m a teacher and a graduate student and someone who wonders. By writing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sometimes arranging others’ stories into scripts for verbatim theater, I’m looking for the places we meet. We do meet, more than we sometimes remember. For me, being a writer is a lot like being a friend, being a teacher means being a student, and the only way I know how to do any of those is to keep learning from and with the people around me. And to celebrate. And to admit how lost I am. After all, there’s a sky outside, and we met in you reading this. I hope sometime to hear something back from you.

Currently I live in Urbana, Illinois where I’m completing an MFA in Fiction at UIUC. Before that I bounced around California, India, and Oklahoma while teaching English. The picture of the footprints we leave behind is a gift from my older brother.

Azlan Smith

One thought on “About & Past Posts

  1. Mr. Smith,
    I’ve heard I have you to thank for one of my Christmas gifts: collected poems of Ursula K Leguin. Jake, my grandson, said he asked for a recommendation. I’m a bit late to the Leguin party, but I’m enjoying it now. Many thanks.
    Jane Vincent Taylor


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