Originally from Philadelphia, Bruce Smith is the author of several books of poems, including Spill, Devotions , Songs for Two Voices, and The Other Lover, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. A “Discovery”/The Nation Award winner, Smith has received a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Arts. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry (2003 and 2004) and the 2009 Pushcart Prize anthology. Smith has been a co-editor of the Graham House Review and a contributing editor of Born Magazine and has taught at the University of Alabama and Syracuse University.
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