James Smith


Richmond, VA
Virginia US

Author's Bio

Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, June 1, 2014-present

Publications & Prizes

Poets for Pound at Sala Capizucchi (University of New Orleans Press, 2011)
Helen Vender’s Poem, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction & Anthology (Bedford Books, 2010)
Readings for Writers (Kenyon Review, 2009)
Don’t Leave Hungry (University of Arkansas Press, 2009)
Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2003)
Baseball: The National Pastime in Art & Literature (Time/Warner, 2001)
Georgia Voices (University of Georgia Press, 2000)
Ravishing DisUnities: An Anthology of Real Ghazals in English (Wesleyan University Press, 2000)
Hummers, Knucklers, & Slow Curves (University of Illinois Press, 1991)
The Humility of the Brutes (Louisiana State University Press, 2017)
Its Ghostly Workshop (Louisiana State University Press, 2013)
Moon Road: Poems 1986-2005 (Louisiana State University Press, 2007)
Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery (University of Florida Press, 1988)
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Teachers, Teenagers
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Savannah, GA
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Last update: Aug 15, 2018