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Poet And Editor Dave Smith To Read Nov. 30 At U.Va.

November 8, 2000 -- Dave Smith, a leading voice in contemporary American poetry and co-editor of the Southern Review, will present a reading from his work as this fall’s Peters Rushton Lecturer in English at the University of Virginia on Thursday evening, Nov. 30.

Smith, 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.

Smith 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, he has been co-editor of the Southern Review, one of the country’s foremost literary magazines, at LSU since 1990.

Smith’s poems, which often explore his southern and Virginia heritage, have been reprinted in many anthologies. Among his other recent books are "Floating on Solitude," "Fate’s Kite," and "Night Pleasures."

His numerous honors for his work include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship and an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award.

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