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Heather Derr-Smith

Author's Bio

Heather Derr-Smith was born in Dallas, Texas but spent most of her childhood in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She earned her MFA in Poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1998. Her first book, "Each End of the World" was published by Main Street Rag Press in 2005. Her second book, "The Bride Minaret" was published by University of Akron Press in 2008.

Publications and Prizes

The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series, 2008), Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Free Union by John Casteen, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced by Catherine Barnett, Beasts for the Chase by Monica Ferrell, The Temple Gate Called Beautiful by David Kirby, Rising by Farrah Field
Favorite Books:
Country Music by Charles Wright Prairie Fever by Mary Biddinger Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields by Ashley Capps
Favorite Authors:
Sylvia Plath, Charles Wright, Louise Gluck, Marvin Bell, Emily Dickinson, Adonis, Darwish, Yeats, James Wright, Donald Justice

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Listing last updated: March 25, 2014

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Dallas, TX
Raised in:
Fredericksburg, VA

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