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Heather Derr-Smith

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in Dallas, Texas



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Heather Derr-Smith was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971. She spent most of her childhood in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She earned her BA in Art History from the University of Virginia where she also took poetry workshops with Rita Dove, Charles Wright, and Greg Orr. She went on to earn her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has three books of poetry, "Each End of the World" (Main Street Rag Press, 2005, Editor's Choice Award), "The Bride Minaret" (University of Akron Press, 2008, Editor's Choice Award) and Tongue Screw (Spark Wheel Press, 2016) Her fourth collection, Thrust, won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize from Persea Books and will be published in 2017. ...more

Larry Levis,The Darkening Trapeze, & Le plaisir du texte

The highlight of my AWP 2016 was attending a panel in memory of Larry Levis and in celebration of the posthumous publication of The Darkening Trapeze, a compilation loving assembled by David St. John and Gray Wolf Press. The panel featured marvelously lyric and moving remembrances by David St. John, Linda Gregorson, Carolyn Forche, and Mark Doty, all very close to Larry Levis in his life and in hi Read more of this blog post »
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Thrust: Poems

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Tongue Screw

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The Bride Minaret

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Each End of the World

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Bradley Hello Heather. Heh, I had a crush on a Heather once. Anyhow, I hope you are having a good day! =)


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