Thomas R. Smith
|Born||January 16, 1948|
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, US
Thomas R. Smith (born January 16, 1948) is an American poet, essayist, teacher and editor. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals in the U.S. and internationally. His poems have been featured on The Writer's Almanac , a syndicated national public radio program and podcast hosted by Garrison Keillor. His work was also selected for The Best American Poetry 1999, edited by poet Robert Bly, and in former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's syndicated newspaper column, American Life in Poetry.
Smith has described his own work as drawing from the nature and landscape of his home in Wisconsin.In a review of Smith's Kinnickinic, fellow poet and critic B.J. Best wrote, "Smith's best poems use natural life to instruct and inspire us, who are all too often removed from the natural landscape." Robert Bly described Smith as "a high-spirited poetry horse riding over the hills of emotion." Poet Ralphe Murre praised Smith's use of earthly language, void of pretense but still playful and inventive: "At no time does he allow some device or conceit to get in the way of the poem, or his readers’ access to it. This is the work of a mature artist, certain of his craft; simply, effectively, and honestly allowing us in."
Smith has fourteen books and chapbooks of his poetry published, and his fifteenth, Windy Day at Kabekona: New and Selected Prose Poems, is due for publication in 2018. He has also edited various books, including three on the subject of fellow poet Robert Bly. His poetry criticism has been published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Great River Review, Ruminator Review, and in other periodicals.
Smith lives in River Falls, Wisconsin with his wife Krista Spieler. He teaches poetry at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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