Erin Elizabeth Smith

The Beat

Dec 31 2022 • 5 mins

Erin Elizabeth Smith is the Executive Director for Sundress Publications and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. Her third full-length poetry collection, Down, was released in 2020 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Guernica, Ecotone, Mid-American, Tupelo Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, and Willow Springs, among others. She earned her PhD in Creative Writing from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi and is now a Distinguished Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tennessee. She is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


Read "Alice Gives Advice to Dorothy"

Read "February in Knoxville" and other poems by Smith at Menacing Hedge

Erin Elizabeth Smith's page at Sundress Publications

Two poems by Erin Elizabeth Smith at The Los Angeles Review

Three poems by Erin Elizabeth Smith at The Superstition Review

"Plating the Poem, Reclaiming the Story: A Conversation with Erin Elizabeth Smith"

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