Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith
21 Interviews

Maggie Smith's Interviews

Award-winning poet and writer on her process of crafting a poem, how she brought lyric sensibility to her memoir, and how we can observe and distill our experience of the world. We also talk about how she constructed her memoir, chose what to include, and navigated the intensity of publication as a memoirist. * ABOUT M

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Sam Baker & Maggie Smith 05 Sep 2023 • EN

Maggie Smith on her midlife reappearing act

Like most of the rest of the world, I first discovered today’s guest Maggie Smith (no, not the legendary British actress, the American poet) when her poem, Good Bones went viral on social media thrusting her into the news on both sides of the Atlantic, featured on primetime TV and was read at an event by Meryl Streep. 

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Jan Black + Laura Owens & Maggie Smith 08 Aug 2023 • EN

Maggie Smith: ...that the best poems come from ordinary moments

Our guest on this episode is bestselling poet and author Maggie Smith. In 2016, Maggie’s poem “Good Bones” went viral internationally and has been shared countless times since by those of us who struggle to keep the realities of life’s ugliness from children. In 2020, her book, "Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity,

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Bestselling poet Maggie Smith has a gift for embracing the complexity of our human experience—and for writing about it with piercing intensity, clarity, and beauty. In this podcast, Tami Simon speaks with Maggie about her approach to her craft and to life, and how writing can serve as a pathway to self-discovery and re

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Jen Hatmaker & Maggie Smith 02 Aug 2023 • EN

The Friendships That Save Us: Maggie Smith

Genuine heart friendships have an incredible impact on our lives, including our health. Many recent studies tout the connection between health and the quality of your relationships, and that loneliness (not to be confused with being alone) can have a negative effect on our health–possibly even bigger than smoking or dr

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Nōn Wels & Maggie Smith 24 Apr 2023 • EN

251: You Could Make This Place Beautiful with Maggie Smith

On episode 251 of You, Me, Empathy, Maggie Smith and I explore making checklists as a way to keep everything in control (and Maggie’s apt childhood nickname, “checky listy”), intellectualizing our feelings vs. feeling our feelings, why looking back at past versions of ourselves requires self-compassion and self-forgive

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