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

Each End of the World
(Main Street Rag, 2005)
, The Bride Minaret
(University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series, 2008)
, Thrust
(Persea Books, 2017)
, Tongue Screw
(Spark Wheel Press, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
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

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Fredericksburg, VA
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Last updated: Aug 28, 2017