Ron Smith

Ron Smith, Poet Laureate of Virginia 2014–2016, is the author of four books, including Its Ghostly Workshop, and The Humility of the Brutes, both from LSU PressIn 2020, his Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery appeared in a handsome new edition. His poems have appeared in The Nation, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, and most recently in Five Points, American Journal of Poetry, and Arts of War & Peace (Université Paris Diderot). He is currently Writer-in-Residence at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia.
  • This Moment

    You know when darkness seems to pour
  • Moveable

    Swords drawn, Hem and his bronze friend
  • Don’t Know Much About the French I Took

    I silently disapproved when they said, “Let’s go French
  • Remedios Varo’s Locomotion Capilar (1959)

    Riding the bicycles of their beards,

    Gone, even the singing fountain, here
  • Winkles & Dillisk

    Does he suspect the boys
  • Coda alla Vaccinara | A Dusting

    From Keats’s grave, past the Paladiana and Coyote
  • The Caravaggio Room

    Yuck, you heave in front of that sick boy
  • Early Christianity: A Poem | Rome

    OK, says James, let them keep their foreskins.
  • κάθαρσης

    Dr. Clark ordered daisies