Heather Derr-Smith

Heather Derr-Smith

Heather Derr-Smith is an American Poet. Derr-Smith was born in Dallas, Texas and spent most of her childhood in Frdericksburg, Virginia. She studied Art History at the University of Virginia and while there she took poetry workshops with Rita Dove, Charles Wright, and Greg Orr. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop with an MFA in poetry and two books, Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005) and The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008). Her third collection, Tongue Screw, is forthcoming from Spark Wheel Press in April 2016.

  • Education
    • Iowa Writers' Workshop