blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2018  Vol. 17 No. 1
Dave Smith
Dave Smith is a poet, essayist, and writer of fiction. His most recent books include Hawks on Wires (Louisiana State University Press, 2011); Afield: Writers on Bird Dogs (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010), which Smith edited with Robert DeMott; the essay collection Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry (Louisiana State University Press, 2006); and the poetry collection Little Boats, Unsalvaged (Louisiana State University Press, 2005). His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. For eleven years, Smith served as editor of the Southern Review. He edits the Southern Messenger poetry series by Louisiana State University Press.  end