In June 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Ron Smith the poet laureate of Virginia. Smith is the writer-in-residence and George O. Squires Chair of Distinguished Teaching at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond. He has authored three books of poetry—Its Ghostly Workshop (Louisiana State University Press, 2013), Moon Road: Poems 1986-2005 (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), and Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery (University Presses of Florida, 1988)—and has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, Southern Poetry Review’s Guy Owen Prize, and Poetry Northwest’s Theodore Roethke Prize. Smith will serve a two-year term. 

upcoming events

datesort ascending
Apr 30 2015
Author of "Itself," Rae Armantrout to Speak

A reading with Rae Armantrout.

7916 Williamson
Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
24020 Roanoke, Virginia

recent & featured listings