Dave Smith, GPC 2012-2013
Dave Smith is the author of seventeen books of poetry, including, most recently, Little Boats, Unsalvaged: Poems1992-2004 (Louisiana State University Press, 2005); The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000 (Louisiana State University, 2000); Floating on Solitude: Three Volumes of Poetry (University of Illinois, 1996); Fate’s Kite: Poems 1991-1995 (1996); Cuba Night (Quill, 1990); four books of criticism, the most recent being Hunting Men: Reflections On A Life In American Poetry (Louisiana State University Press, 2006); and two works of fiction. Smith is editor of the Southern Messenger Signature Poets Series of Louisiana State University Press and for many years was co-editor of The Southern Review. Dave Smith is the Chairman of the Writing Seminars Department and Elliot Coleman Professor of Poetry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was previously the Boyd Professor of English and co-editor of The Southern Review at Louisiana State University. He has also taught at the University of Florida, the University of Utah, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Binghamton, and Bennington College. His 18th collection of poetry, Hawks on Wires, was published in November 2011 through Louisiana State University Press. He has also published a novel and a collection of stories, two books of essays, and his most recent book is a collection of essays co-edited with Robert DeMott, called Afield: Writers on Bird Dogs. Smith's books have earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, and a Lyndhurst Fellowship. Two of his books of poetry, Cumberland Station and Goshawk, Antelope were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He is an elected member of the Fellowship for Southern Writers.
“How to Get to Green Springs,” Poetry Foundation.org 1985