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Dave Smith (poet)

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Name  Dave Smith
Role  Poet

Education  Ohio University (1976)
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Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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Books  Backcountry Bear Basics, Don't Get Eaten, Hunting Men, Cycling for Fitness, After My Death

Nominations  Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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


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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. 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 is currently Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry at Johns Hopkins University. Formerly editor of The Southern Review, Smith now serves as editor of the Southern Messenger Poets series from Louisiana State University Press. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a frequent Sewanee Writers' Conference faculty member.


  • 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
  • References

    Dave Smith (poet) Wikipedia

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