WorldCat Identities

Smith, Dave 1942-

Overview
Works: 181 works in 369 publications in 1 language and 11,034 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3569.M5173, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dave Smith
The Morrow anthology of younger American poets( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poems by American poets born since 1940
Local assays : on contemporary American poetry by Dave Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pure clear word : essays on the poetry of James Wright by Dave Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream flights : poems by Dave Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cumberland Station : poems by Dave Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roundhouse voices : selected and new poems by Dave Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goshawk, antelope : poems by Dave Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the house of the judge by Dave Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba night : poems by Dave Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to Edgar Allan Poe : poems by Dave Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fisherman's whore by Dave Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate's kite : poems, 1991-1995 by Dave Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stunningly wrought collection, Dave Smith presents a galaxy of souls searching for "something" through the dusty lens of a lost faith. If religion is the arena in which we engage ultimate meaning, then these are religious poems indeed, prayers and meditations of the cosmically disenfranchised looking for a sign among the detritus of a broken world: "Lord, admit/us, we lived here, almost happy, almost yours." But where, really, are we? And how - and why - did we get here? Pulsing, carefully orchestrated, these thirteen-line poems are tightly wound miracles of compression, alive with texture and color, sharp with the raw flavors of sex, blood, and seawrack, ready to explode off the page. Ranging from youth, all moonlight and speed and violent ecstasy, through the fierce disillusionment of middle age to the final decline, snagged on "memory's hook"; from the sun-shot desolation of the contemporary American South to the faded marmoreal glory of Europe - Smith forges a craggy metaphysics that stops just this side of despair, finding Delphic moments of affirmation of our kinship with the physical world
The wick of memory : new and selected poems, 1974-2000 by Dave Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onliness : a novel by Dave Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boats, unsalvaged : poems, 1992-2004 by Dave Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section by section, changes in subject, tempo, and even vocabulary offer at once a sense of unity and variety to the poems. Little Boats, Unsalvaged poses a polyphonic inquiry into the experiences and memories of the Vietnam-defined generation, an inquiry whose answers can only be tentative, fretted, hung in the contingencies of being just as the little boat of joy waits - not useless or lost, but abandoned and so beyond visible redemption."--Jacket
Floating on solitude : three volumes of poetry by Dave Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawks on wires : poems, 2005-2010 by Dave Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems - Smith seeks meaning as the memory of events, carried over a lifetime, now begs for explanation. Despite the inevitable displacements and disappointments of identity, which remain mysterious, Smith finds optimism in life
The Giver of morning : on the poetry of Dave Smith by Dave Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mean Rufus throw down by Dave Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Morrow anthology of younger American poets
Alternative Names
Dave Smith American poet, writer, critic, editor, and educator

Dave Smith Amerikanischer Dichter, Jahrgang 1942

Dave Smith poeta estadounidense, nacido en 1942

Dave Smith poète américain, né en 1942

Smith Dave 1942-....

Smith, David Jeddie.

Smith, David Jeddie 1942-

Languages
English (185)

Covers
In the house of the judgeFate's kite : poems, 1991-1995The wick of memory : new and selected poems, 1974-2000The essential PoeLittle boats, unsalvaged : poems, 1992-2004Floating on solitude : three volumes of poetryHawks on wires : poems, 2005-2010