Rob Smith

PO Box 63207 Williams StreetHuron, OH 44839
E-mail: 
Website: 
www.smithwrite.net

Author's Bio

Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised in the Cleveland area, Rob Smith has been writing poetry and prose for over forty years. As with many young writers, his creative efforts developed beneath the requirements of career. Nonetheless, he quietly persisted in creating a body of work representative of his imagination. In 2006, he entered his first poetry competition and was awarded the Robert Frost Poetry Award for the poem "Catbird" and published his first novel, Night Voices. Since then, he has completed two more novels and two non-fiction titles. Though he is now writing full-time, he continues to teach as an adjunct instructor at both Wright State and Bowling Green State Universities in Ohio. He and his wife, Nancy, now live on the north coast and sail the waters of Lake Erie in an old sloop that they are restoring. Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy from Westminster College (Pa) and master and doctoral degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Two Hundred Fifty-six Zones of Gray
(Bird Dog Publishing,
2008)
Prizes: 
2006 Robert Frost Poetry Award (Frost Foundation, Lawrence, MA)

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Youngstown, OH
Raised in: 
Cleveland, OH

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Listing last updated: February 10, 2013.

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