Larry Smith reading from his The Long River Home: A Novel
Submitted by Larry R. Smith on Sep.03.2009 - 2:29 pm
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Larry Smith reads a section called "The Green Hills" from his Appalachian novel The Long River Home from Bottom Dog Press's Working Lives Series. It's a family saga set in the Ohio River Valley.
On The Free Farm: A Novel...Smith provides a unique window into Lee’s young life that is driven by idealism, love of Emerson and Thoreau, and devotion to his beautiful partner, who practices Zen, meditates, and can fix cars….In this realistic yet often surprising and tender novel, a quoted line from 'The Waking' by Theodore Roethke serves as a guidepost: 'I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow/ I feel my fate in what I cannot fear/ I learn by going where I have to go.' ”
—Laura Treacy Bentley
I grew up in the industrial Ohio River Valley along the green Appalachian hills. I taught 3 years on high school English before returning to grad school at Kent State University and was there with my wife and daughter during the Kent State shootings. I then...
Causes Larry Smith Supports
peace and justice, meditation
Larry’s Favorite Books
Walden, Kenneth Patchen Collected Poems, Denise Levertov Collected Poems