By R. T. Smith | Fiction | Volume 24.3, Summer 1990
R. T. SMITH is Writer-in-Residence at Washington and Lee University, where he edits Shenandoah. In the fall of 2015, he was the Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University; he has held similar positions at Auburn University, Converse College, and Virginia Military Institute. His sixteenth and most recent poetry volume is In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems. His forthcoming volume is Summoning Shades. Smith lives on Timber Ridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia, with his wife, the novelist Sarah Kennedy. He served on the masthead of Southern Humanities Review from 1983 to 1995.