Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Although David Bottoms has primarily made his reputation as a poet, he has published a number of other interesting and important works. As an editor, he collaborated with poet Dave Smith on the influential anthology The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets (1985). He also published the novels Any Cold Jordan (1987) and Easter Weekend (1990). Both novels earned generally favorable notices, but his poetry has typically received more attention. In 2001, he collaborated with photographer Diane Kirkland to produce Oglethorpe’s Dream: A Picture of Georgia, a collection of photographs of the Georgia landscape with commentary by Bottoms.