Author Archives: R.T. Smith

About R.T. Smith

Writer-in-Residence R.T. Smith reads from his work at Hillel House.R. T. Smith has edited Shenandoah since 1995. His newest books are Sherburne: Stories (2012) and two collections of poems: The Red Wolf: A Dream of Flannery O’Connor (2013) and  In the Night Orchard: New & Selected Poems (2014).

 

Avengers Revisited, in Two Spasms

SPASM THE FIRST: TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS, ONE A FRENZIED GALLIMAUFRY OF THE FANTASTIC I have little patience with some of the heroes called Avengers and a steady appetite for others. Which enemies of evil fall into which of those categories … Continue reading

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Ouija Bard

“Tis a tale told by an idiot,” and yet, “Much Madness is divinest Sense.” I’ve been trying to contact Shakespeare with my spirit board. Why not? Even if, at best, the device invented as a parlor game but taken supernaturally … Continue reading

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Tractor Blog, or A Random Ramble While I Gather Kindling for My Blog on Various Stripes of Avengers

1? Yesterday, as I was driving down the snaky and rut-rippled gravel road I live on, I encountered one of my farmer neighbors steering what appeared to be a new tractor, red as a fire engine and large as a … Continue reading

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NEW SHENANDOAH ISSUE Vol. 64, No. 2 Now open to the public

Poems, essays, reviews, flash fictions, short stories and poems, an interview with Tim Seibles, as well as new poems by Tim.  And the art of Suzanne Stryk.  Follow the links on the left-hand side of the homepage.

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Shenandoah 64, 2 COMING NEXT WEEK.

POETRY//  mysterious fall of blackbirds and the sins of the past/ Graybeal-Gowen winner “May” by Juliana Daugherty/ a relief pitcher picks up the fiddle/ meditative and spiritual poems/ Davis McCombs on the mysteries of fox passage /Wild Turkeys and Marianne … Continue reading

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O Western Wind . . .

Resurrecting “Dirty Little Billy” 1. Spoiler Alert 2. No animals were harmed or confused in the production of this commentary. 3. Author’s cousin will be mentioned in passing. 4. Geezer Subject Matter Warning: Western Films, naked knives, Gary Busey. Some … Continue reading

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Craig A. Warren and The Rebel Yell(s)

Rebel Yell Is Not Just a Bourbon When the inexhaustible Stars and Bars debate rekindled due to removal of some replica battle flags at Washington and Lee, I watched out my office window as the unreconstructed partisans paraded their Confederate … Continue reading

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An Addiction to Sound by William Wright

I recently wrote a blog entry for Brian Brodeur’s valuable “How a Poem Happens,” (http://howapoemhappens.blogspot.com) a collection of many blog posts from myriad poets—many very well known—that ask the same series of questions. My entry centered on “Barn Gothic,” published … Continue reading

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SHENANDOAH Moving Again

Location, Location, Location Another chapter in the history of Shenandoah has come to an end.  During the week of December 15 we will be moving our offices again, this time from our historic brick tower across from the Stonewall Jackson … Continue reading

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SHENANDOAH Considering Fiction, Non-fiction Submissions

As of Monday, September 22, Shenandoah will be considering submissions of fiction and non-fiction for the spring, 2015 issue.  Manuscripts should be submitted through our submissions management program, which can be accessed by selecting SUBMISSIONS tab on the top tool … Continue reading

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