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Dr. Dale Smith

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
DepartmentEnglish
EducationPhD, University of Texas at Austin
Areas of ExpertisePoetry and poetics; rhetorical theory and criticism; creative writing; American Literature

Biography:

Dr. Smith is the Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of English. His academic research examines the ways poetry and performance influence values and beliefs in public culture. 

In tandem with this scholarship, Smith’s poetry and essays have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Best American Poetry and The Walrus. He is also the author of several books of poetry, such as American Rambler (2000), Slow Poetry in America (2014), and Sons (2017). 

In addition to his research, Smith often teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing, poetry and poetics, rhetorical theory, and literary non-fiction.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Scholarly projects:

An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson. Edited with Robert J. Bertholf. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017.

Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson. Edited with Robert J. Bertholf. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017.

Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric Citizenship and Dissent after 1960. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2012.

Creative projects:

Shreve. Vancouver: Talonbooks, (forthcoming) 2021.