blackbird online journal Spring 2008  Vol. 7  No. 1


Levis Remembered
David Baker
Matt Donovan
Tomaž Šalamun
Carol Houck Smith
Charles Wright


Carol Houck Smith: Editor Extraordinaire

At the 2008 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in New York, Blackbird sponsored a tribute to the work of Carol Houck Smith, a celebration of the persistence and care she showed to many poets during her editing career at W. W. Norton. In the event recording published here, poets Stephen Dunn, Beth Ann Fennelly, A. Van Jordan, Gerald Stern, and Ellen Bryant Voigt make brief remarks and read from their poems. Smith provides closing comments. 

Carol Houck Smith died December 1, 2008 at her home in New York City.