Poet, fiction writer, and editor R. T. Smith was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Georgia and North Carolina. His collections of poetry include From the High Dive (1983), The Cardinal Heart (1991), Hunter-Gatherer (1996), Trespasser: Poems (1996), Split the Lark: Selected Poems (1999), Messenger (2001), Brightwood (2003), The Hollow Log Lounge (2003), and Outlaw Style: Poems (2008). Smith is the editor of Shenandoah, the literary magazine from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he is writer-in-residence in the Department of English.
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: R. T. Smith and Mark Wagenaar
Lisa Russ Spaar appreciates the excellence of R. T. Smith’s and Mark Wagenaar’s second collections....