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Department of English

University of Mississippi

Dave Smith


  • Ph.D, English, Ohio University (1976)
  • M.A., English, Southern Illinois University (1969)
  • B.A., English, University of Virginia (1965)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 19th and 20th Century American and British Poetry
  • Poetry Writing
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism and Non-Fiction

Selected Publications

  • Hawks on Wires: Poems Poems 2005-2010 (poems). Louisiana State University Press, 2011.
  • Afield: Writers on Bird Dogs (essays, ed. with Robert DeMott). Skyhorse, 2010.
  • Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry (essays). Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
  • Little Boats, Unsalvaged (poems). Louisiana State University Press, 2005.
  • The Wick of Memory: new and Selected Poems 1970-2000 (poems). Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
  • Floating on Solitude: Three Books of Poems (poems). University of Illinois Press, 1997.
  • Fate’s Kite: Poems 1991-1995 (poems). Louisiana State University Press, 1995.
  • Cuba Night (poems). William Morrow & Co., 1990.
  • Local Assays: On Contemporary American Poetry (essays). University of Illinois Press, 1985.
  • The Roundhouse Voices: Selected and New Poems (poems). Harper & Row, 1985.
  • In the House of the Judge (poems). Harper & Row, 1983.
  • Homage to Edgar Allan Poe (poems). Louisiana State University Press, 1981.
  • Dream Flights (poems). University of Illinois Press, 1981.
  • Goshawk, Antelope (poems). University of Illinois Press, 1981.
  • Onliness (novel). Louisiana State University Press, 1981.
  • Cumberland Station (poems). University of Illinois Press, 1979.

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