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Dave Smith

Poetry

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 19880909

Considered a Romantic poet, Dave Smith sees the writing of poetry as a redemptive act and says, "It literally makes my life happen." He reads from his ninth book of verse, The Roundhouse Voices.

| Subject Matter: Writing, Redemption | Interview Year: 1988 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Lyndhurst Fellowship, Virginia Prize in Poetry, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Poetry |

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