Dave Smith (poet)

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Dave Smith (born December 19, 1942 [1] in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American poet, writer, critic, editor, and educator.

Biography[edit]

Dave Smith holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in English from the University of Virginia, Southern Illinois University, and Ohio University, respectively. He is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, and has also published works of prose and edited collections.[2] Smith has taught literature and creative writing at numerous institutions of higher education, including the University of Utah, the University of Florida, Louisiana State University, and Johns Hopkins University.[3] Formerly editor of The Southern Review, Smith now serves as editor of the Southern Messenger Poets series from Louisiana State University Press.[4] He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers[5] and a frequent Sewanee Writers' Conference faculty member.

Awards[edit]

  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship
  • Lyndhurst Fellowship
  • Virginia Prize in Poetry
  • American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Poetry

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Full-Length Collections

  • Mean Rufus Throw Down. Basilisk Press, 1973.
  • The Fisherman’s Whore. Ohio University Press, 1974; Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1989.
  • Cumberland Station. University of Illinois Press, 1977.
  • Goshawk, Antelope. University of Illinois Press, 1979.
  • Blue Spruce. Tamarack Press, 1981.
  • Dream Flights. University of Illinois Press, 1981.
  • Homage to Edgar Allan Poe. Louisiana State University Press, 1981.
  • In the House of the Judge. Harper & Row, 1983; Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2004.
  • Gray Soldiers. Stuart Wright, 1984.
  • The Roundhouse Voices: Selected and New Poems. Harper & Row, 1985.
  • Cuba Night. William Morrow & Co., 1990.
  • Night Pleasures: New and Selected Poems. Bloodaxe Books (England), 1992.
  • Fate’s Kite: Poems 1991-1995. Louisiana State University Press, 1995.
  • Floating on Solitude: Three Books of Poems. University of Illinois Press, 1997.
  • The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems 1970-2000. Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
  • Little Boats, Unsalvaged. Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
  • Hawks on Wires: Poems 2005-2010. Louisiana State University Press, 2011.

Chapbooks

  • Bull Island. Back Door Press, 1970.
  • Drunks. Sou’wester, 1975.
  • In Dark, Sudden With Light. Croissant & Co., Ltd, 1977.
  • The Traveling Photographer. Prairie Schooner, 1981.
  • Three Poems. Mir Poets/Word Press, England, 1989.
  • Tremble. The Black Warrior Review, 1998.

Broadsides

  • "Photograph of a Confederate Soldier Standing on Rocks in the James River at Richmond." Stuart Wright, 1982.
  • "Brown Shoes." Rattlesnake Mountain Press, Idaho, 1989.

Fiction[edit]

  • Onliness. Louisiana State University Press, 1981.
  • Southern Delights. Croissant & Co, Ltd., 1984.

Essays[edit]

  • Local Assays: On Contemporary American Poetry. University of Illinois Press, 1985.
  • Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry. Louisiana State University Press, 2006.

Edited Collections[edit]

  • The Pure Clear Word: Essays on the Poetry of James Wright. University of Illinois Press, 1982.
  • The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets. William Morrow & Co., 1985. Co-edited with David Bottoms.
  • The Essential Poe. ECCO Press, 1991.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Page Not Found". encyclopediavirginia.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Dave Smith". poetryfoundation.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Page Not Found". encyclopediavirginia.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-17. Retrieved 2012-08-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "The Fellowship of Southern Writers - Members". thefsw.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.