Rod T. Smith

Writer-in-Residence | Editor, Shenandoah

Rod T. Smith

17 Court House Square
(540) 458-8908
rodsmith@wlu.edu
Website

Education

M.A. in English, Appalachian State University, 1976
B.A. in Philosophy, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1970

Teaching

Shenandoah Internship

Seminars

Poe
Frost
Flannery O'Connor
The Civil War in American Literature
Literature of Virginia
Appalachian Literature
Fiction Writing

Selected Publications

The Red Wolf: A Dream of Flannery O'Connor. Louisiana Literature Press, 2013

Sherburne: Stories. Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2011.

The Calaboose Epistles: Stories. Iris Press, 2009

Outlaw Style: Poems. University of Arkansas Press, 2008

Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories. LSU Press, 2006

Ensemble. Talking River Press, 2006

Brightwood: Poems. LSU Press, 2003

Common Wealth: Contemporary Virginia Poets.  UVA Press, 2003 (edited with Sarah Kennedy)

The Hollow Log Lounge: Poems. U of Illinois Press, 2003

Messenger: Poems. LSU Press, 2001

Split the Lark: Selected Poems. Salmon Press of Ireland, 1999

Trespasser: Poems. LSU Press, 1996

Hunter-Gatherer: Poems. Livingston U Press, 1996

Faith: Stories. Black Belt Press, 1995

 

Selected Poems in Journals

Appalachian Heritage, Asheville Poetry Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Poetry Review, Harvard Review and Five Points

Current Projects

In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems

Chinkapins: Short Short Stories

 

Recent Awards

Recent Awards

2013 Carole Weinstein Prize for Achievement by a Virginia Poet, 2008 Virginia Governor's Arts Award, 2008 Library of Virginia Book of the Year; 2007 Cohen Prize from Ploughshares; 2007 Guy Owen Prize from Southern Poetry Review; 2003 Virginia Commission for the Arts Fiction Fellowship; 2003 Pushcart Prize; 2002 Library of Virginia Poetry Book of the Year; 2001 Theodore Hoepffner Award from Southern Humanities Review; 2000 Richard Hugo Award from Poetry Northwest; 1999 Virginia Commission for the Arts Poetry Fellowship; 1999 Internation Poetry Award from Salmon Publishing in Ireland

Interests

Outsider art, bluegrass music, Appalachian culture, Southern literature, Irish literature and traditional music, the Civil War