R. T. Smith is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Outlaw Style (University of Arkansas Press, 2007), and four short story collections, most recently Sherburne (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2011). His work has also appeared in Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), and The Best American Mystery Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). Smith’s awards include two Library of Virginia Annual Literary Awards for Poetry and three Pushcart Prizes. He is the Writer-in-Residence at Washington and Lee University, where he edits Shenandoah.
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