Dave Smith to read nov. 30
Smith, a leading voice in contemporary American poetry and co-editor
of the Southern Review, will read from his work Nov. 30 as this
fall's Peters Rushton Lecturer in English
the Boyd Professor of English at Louisiana State University and
a novelist and critic as well as award-winning poet, will read
at 8 p.m. at the University Bookstore. The event is free and open
to the public.
is the author of some 18 books of poetry including most recently
The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems 1974-2000. A 1965 alumnus
of U.Va. and a native of Portsmouth, Smith often explores his
southern and Virginia heritage in his poetry. Among the many honors
he has received for his work are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National
Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship and an American Academy
and Institute of Arts and Letters Award.