Larry Smith

PO 425Huron, OH 44839
Website: 
http://smithdocs.net/LarrySmithHomepage.html

Author's Bio

Larry Smith grew up in the industrial Ohio River Valley and graduated from Muskingum College and Kent State University with a doctorate in literature. He has taught at Bowling Greeen State University's Firelands College for over 30 years and is the author of 8 books of poetry, 4 books of fiction, and two literary biographies on Kenneth Patchen and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He has written film scripts for "James Wright's Ohio" and "Kenneth Patchen: An Art of Engagement" and is director of Bottom Dog Press/ Bird Dog Publishing in Ohio.

Publications and Prizes

Book

A River Remains: Poems
(Word Tech Editions,
2006)
Faces and Voices
(Bird Dog Publishing,
2007)
Milldust and Roses
(Ridgeway Press,
2005)
America Zen: A Gathering of Poets
(Bottom Dog Press,
2005)
Steel Valley: Postcards and Letters
(Pig Iron Press,
1996)
The Long River Home: A Novel
(Bottom Dog Press,
2009)
The Free Farm
(Bottom Dog Press,
2011)
Each Moment All: Poems
(March Street Press,
2012)

Journal

Heartlands Magazine
Utne Reader
Prizes: 
Ohioana Citation for Contribution to Poetry in Ohio; Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Criticism; Fullbright Lectureship to Italy in American Literature

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Mingo Junction, OH
Raised in: 
Mingo Junction, OH

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Beyond Remembering by edited by Holly Hughes, Carried Away by Alice Munro, The Given by Wendell Berry, New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver
Favorite Books:
Walden by Thoreau, The Stranger by Camus,Awash with Roses: Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen
Favorite Authors:
James Wright and Kenneth Patchen

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Listing last updated: October 24, 2013.