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Dave Smith Professor of English

“To create something that has never existed, life in story or poem, drives writers, editors, and teachers, making them companions in knowing life is short and art is long. Bring truth, confidence, ambition, reading, surprise, and joy—are the principles by which I teach.” ­

Publications Hawks on Wires: Poems 2005–2010, 2011 Afield: Writers on Bird Dogs (essays, ed. with Robert DeMott) Skyhorse, 2010 Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry (essays), 2006 Little Boats, Unsalvaged (poems), 2005 The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems 1970–2000, 2000 Floating on Solitude: Three Books of Poems, 1997 Fate’s Kite: Poems 1991–1995, 1995 Cuba Night (poems), 1990 Local Assays: On Contemporary American Poetry (essays), 1985 The Roundhouse Voices: Selected and New Poems, 1985 In the House of the Judge (poems), 1983 Homage to Edgar Allan Poe (poems), 1981 Dream Flights (poems), 1981 Goshawk, Antelope (poems), 1981 Onliness (novel), 1981 Cumberland Station (poems), 1979

Education Ph.D., English, Ohio University, 1976 M.A., English, Southern Illinois University, 1969 B.A., English, University of Virginia, 1965 |

English M.F.A. at the University of Mississippi  

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