|Frederick Smock was born on Akhmatova's birthday,
St. John's Eve, in 1954. He has published three books of poems with Larkspur
Press, a letterpress publisher - Gardencourt, The Good Life, and
Guest House. The Iowa Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, The Southern
Review, and The International Quarterly are among the many American
journals to have published his poetry.
Mr. Smock was the founding editor of The American
Voice, the international literary journal published in Louisville for
fifteen years - during that time he published many of the ground-breaking
authors working throughout the Americas. In 1999, when he closed the journal,
he published a retrospective collection, The American Voice Anthology
of Poetry, with the University Press of Kentucky.
He holds degrees from Georgetown College and
the University of Louisville. He has received an Al Smith fellowship in
poetry, and won the 2002 Henry Leadingham Award for Poetry from the Frankfort
Arts Foundation. He has also published a travel memoir, This Meadow
of Time: A Provence Journal, with Sulgrave Press. Mr. Smock is
currently poet-in-residence at Bellarmine University, in Louisville, where
he teaches creative writing, literature, and art criticism; each summer,
he teaches in Denmark with the KIIS Consortium.
Mr. Smock serves on the advisory editorial boards
of the Kentucky Writers Coalition, Paris Press, and The Louisville Review.