R227. Tribute to Dave Smith

Room 204C, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Thursday, February 9, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry; the author of more than twenty five books of poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and essays; founding editor of poetry series for two university presses; editor of prominent literary journals; and MFA faculty member at institutions spread across the country, Dave Smith has devoted his life to poetry and poets. On this panel, writers from all periods of his distinguished career of nearly fifty years offer remarks and share a favorite poem.



Kate Daniels is the author of four volumes of poetry, and professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Vanderbilt University. She also teaches writing at the Washington (DC) Center for Psychoanalysis. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013–14.

Mary Flinn is a founder and senior editor of Blackbird: an Online Journal of Literature and the Arts. She has also served as editor of New Virginia Review, where she was the Executive Director from 1985–2015, and as poetry and fiction editor of 64 magazine.

TR Hummer has published twelve books of poetry and two of essays.

Molly McCully Brown is the author of The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Currently, she is a John and Renée Grisham Fellow at the University of Mississippi. Find her online at http://mollymccullybrown.com.

Ernest Suarez is professor of English at Catholic University and the vice president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. He has published widely on southern literature, poetry, and music, and is cocurator of the feature Hot Rocks: Songs and Verse in Five Points.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

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