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Heather Derr-Smith

Author's Bio

Heather Derr-Smith is the author of three books, Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008), and Tongue Screw (Spark Wheel Press, 2016). Her Fourth Manuscript, Thrust, just won the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Award at Persea Books and will be published in 2017.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series, 2008), Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005)
Prizes:
University of Akron Press Editor's Choice Award. Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Darkening Trapeze by Larry Levis, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, I Must be Living Twice by Eileen Myles, The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Favorite Books:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara The Border Trilogy, Cormac McCarthy Speak Low, Carl Phillips
Favorite Authors:
Larry Levis, Charles Wright, Thomas Transtromer, Mark Doty, Sylvia Plath, Louise Gluck, Marvin Bell, James Wright, Donald Justice, Jean Genet, Nabokov, Cormac McCarthy

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Listing last updated: May 28, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Dallas, TX
Raised in:
Fredericksburg, VA

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