blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2016  Vol. 15 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Ron Smith

Ron Smith, 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Virginia, is the author of three volumes of poetry from Louisiana State University Press: The Humility of the Brutes (forthcoming), Its Ghostly Workshop (2013), and Moon Road (2007). His collection Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery was published by University of Central Florida Press in 1988. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including The Nation, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and The Georgia Review; and in a number of anthologies published in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Italy. In 2005, Smith was an inaugural winner of the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, and in 2006 he became one of the curators for that prize. Since 2010, he has been the poetry editor for Aethlon: The Journal of Sports Literature. He is the Writer-in-Residence at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia, where he holds the George Squires Chair of Distinguished Teaching.  end

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