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Dave Smith

Dave Smith’s most recent book was The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems, 2000–1970, published by LSU, which will also publish his collection of poems, Little Boats, Unsalvaged, in Fall 2005. He is the Elliot Coleman Professor of Poetry at Johns Hopkins University.


Whitman’s Sparkles

Spring 2005 | Essays

The only American poet whose name designates a kind of poetry, or for that matter a complete social and political vision, Whitman, to paraphrase Marianne Moore, is our father. Before the man whose huckstering boosterism equals his accomplishment in L [...]