About the Author
Dave Smith is the author of many books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and memoir, including The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000,
and Little Boats, Unsalvaged: Poems, 1992-2004.
Former editor of The Southern Review,
he is now Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry and chairman of the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University. He has received numerous honors, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers.