Aaron holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh. As an associate professor at Lesley, his areas of expertise include creative writing, poetry, popular culture, and gender. As a teacher and a writer, he hones both crafts every day, and is committed to helping his writing and literature students enter into the public experience of what is often perceived as a solitary undertaking.
- Appetite (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
- Blue on Blue Ground, Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005)
- “What It Feels Like to be Aaron Smith” included in The Best American Poetry 2013 (Scribner, 2013)