Dave Smith 1942–
American poet, critic, and editor.
Shunning the confessional mode, Smith writes energetic, direct, experiential poems. The Virginia tidelands landscape, integral to his early poetry, is replaced by a Western setting in many of the poems of Goshawk, Antelope.
(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 49-52; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 1, and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 5: American Poets since World War II.)