Mark Smith-Soto


Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Univ. of North Carolina - Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402

Author's Bio

Mark Smith-Soto has been editor or associate editor of International Poetry Review at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for going on thirty years. Along with three prize-winning chapbooks he has authored three full-length poetry collections, Our Lives Are Rivers (University Press of Florida, 2003), Any Second Now (Main Street Rag Publishing Co., 2006) and Time Pieces (Main Street Rag Publishing Co., 2015). His work, which has appeared in Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Literary Review, Nimrod, Rattle, The Sun and many other publications, has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize and was recognized in 2006 with an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing. His most recent publications are the Finishing Line chapbook Splices (2013) and two books from Unicorn Press: Fever Season, translations from the work of Costa Rican poet Ana Istarú (2010), and Berkeley Prelude: A Lyrical Memoir (2012).

Publications & Prizes

Books: ,
Berkeley Prelude: A Lyrical Memoir (Unicorn Press, 2012)
Fever Season / Estación de Fiebre: Selected Poetry of Ana Istarú (Unicorn Press, 2010)
Any Second Now (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2005)
Our Lives Are Rivers (University Press of Florida, 2003)
Prizes won: 

Two NC Writers Network chapbook competitions: 1. Persephone Prize for Green Mango Collage (2000); and 2. Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Prize for Shafts (2003) 

NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing (2006)

Red Mountain Review Chapbook Prize for Waiting Room (2010)

Finishing Line Chapbook Competition, Honorable Mention, for Splices (2013)

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Washington DC
Raised in: 
Washington DC and Costa Rica, DC
District Of Columbia
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Last update: Feb 18, 2021