Brightwood: Poems

Brightwood: Poems

by R. T. Smith
     
 

Written in the gothic tradition of James Dickey's Buckdancer's Choice, R. T. Smith's latest volume of poetry, Brightwood, contains thirty-eight poems set in the American South. This intellectual and emotionally powerful collection is an interplay of southern music, religion, and culture with nature. Driven by memories of life in the rural, segregated South, the poems…  See more details below

Overview

Written in the gothic tradition of James Dickey's Buckdancer's Choice, R. T. Smith's latest volume of poetry, Brightwood, contains thirty-eight poems set in the American South. This intellectual and emotionally powerful collection is an interplay of southern music, religion, and culture with nature. Driven by memories of life in the rural, segregated South, the poems seek out beauty in an attempt to stave off loneliness, pain, and loss. The lyrics are moving, the language crackles, and the past haunts every verse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807128978
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

R. T. Smith was raised in Georgia and North Carolina and now lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He is the author of twelve poetry collections — including Messenger, winner of the Library of Virginia's Literary Award for Poetry — and a book of short stories. His poems have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Kenyon Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other fine journals. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Department of the Interior, and Arts International, he is the winner of the Salmon International Poetry Prize in Ireland and the Richard Hugo Award from Poetry Northwest. He is the editor of the literary quarterly Shenandoah at Washington and Lee University.

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