Cultural Writing. This new book by the publisher of Bottom Dog Press is a memoir of a midwest town and family, a time and place, and a life. "It is Smith's simple directness, human scale, and respect for reality that makes his MILLDUST AND ROSES such a sweet, kind, modest, touching, and unassuming book" -- David Budbill."MILLDUST AND ROSES is a beautiful tapestry, the substance of which describes an Ohio Valley working-class family from the mid-century onward" -- Holly Beye.
|Publisher:||Bottom Dog Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Larry Smith is a native of Mingo Junction, Ohio, in Appalachia's Panhandle region of the Ohio River Valley. A graduate of Mingo Central High School, Muskingum College, and Kent State University, he has authored seven books of poetry, a book of memoirs, three books of fiction, two biographies of authors Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kenneth Patchen, and two books of translations from the Chinese. Now a professor emeritus of Bowling Green State University's Firelands College, he is the director of The Firelands Writing Center there and of Bottom Dog Press. Smith has received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Fulbright Lectureship in American Literature to Italy. He and his wife Ann are the parents of three adult children, and live along the shores of Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio.