Poet and Editor R.T. Smith Will Read at U.Va. Nov. 29
November 12, 2001 --
R.T. Smith, award-winning poet and editor of Shenandoah,
the distinguished literary journal published at Washington and Lee
University, will read from his work as the Peters Rushton Visiting
Writer at the University of Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 29. Smiths
reading at 8 p.m. in the University
Bookstore is free and open to the public.
extensive list of poetry publications includes, most recently, "Messenger,"
published this year by Louisiana State University Press, and "Split
the Lark: Selected Poems," published in 1999. His work, twice
nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry, often focuses on Southern
and Irish culture and landscapes.
has edited Shenandoah at Washington and Lee, where he teaches English,
since 1995. The magazine consistently publishes some of the countrys
best poetry, fiction and essays. Smith previously co-edited the
Southern Humanities Review at Auburn University. He will meet informally
with U.Va. students during his visit Thursday.
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856