R. T. Smith is the
author of two collections of short stories, Faith (Black
Belt, 1995) and Uke Rivers Delivers,
to be published later this year by LSU. His stories have appeared
or are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Sou’wester, Idaho
Review, Appalachian Heritage, and in Blackbird (vol.
3, no. 1), as well as the anthologies New Stories from the
2002, 2004, and 2006); and Best American Short Stories (2004),
and Best American Mystery Stories (2006), both from Houghton Mifflin.
In 2005 he was awarded a Pushcart Prize for his fiction.
Smith is also the author of several collections
of poetry, including, most recently The Hollow Log Lounge (Illinois,
2003), winner of
the 2004 Maurice English Prize, and the chapbook, Ensemble (Talking
Rivers, 2006). He lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Photo by Patrick Hinely