"Although Heather Smith's astonishing first book is located, mostly, in the conflagration of human meaning that was Bonia in the 1990's, it's a collection that, in an unforgettable way, examines the terrifying bitterness and danger of contemporary life, when There are flashes of light strobing from the windows/ of the Holiday In.../ They are shooting at us from the Holiday Inn. What does it mean, now, to give witness? The language of devastation courses through this book, and seems to course through the poet herself. Smith's sweeping current of voices is somehow both individual and a great collective outcry. Each End of the World is a devastating performance." -- Mark Doty
Heather gives an overview of the book:
Heather Derr-Smith was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971. She spent most of her childhood in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She earned her BA in Art History at the University of Virginia where she took poetry workshops with Charles Wright, Rita Dove, and Greg Orr. She went on to the...