Poetry Reading at Zanzibar's in Des Moines, Iowa
Although Heather Smith's astonishing first book is located, mostly, in the conflagration of human meaning that was Bosnia in the 1990's, it's a collection that, in an unforgettable way, examines the terrifying bitterness and danger of contemporary life...Each End of the World is a devastating performance”
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...