Mark I. Smith-Soto

Dr. Smith-Soto is Professor of Romance Languages, editor of International Poetry Review, and former director of the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at UNCG. A 2005 winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in creative writing, his poetry has appeared in Nimrod, The Sun, Poetry East, Quarterly West, Callaloo, Literary Review, Kenyon Review and many other literary journals. The author of two award winning poetry chapbooks, his first full-length collection, Our Lives Are Rivers was published in 2003 by the University Press of Florida and Any Second Now, by Main Street Rag Press. Seven of his short one-act plays have been produced locally by the Greensboro Playwrights' Forum. A verse play, Deal With This: Trio From The Holocaust Museum , produced by Theatre Orange of the Arts Center of Carrboro and Chapel Hill was one of ten winners of their 2003 "Ten by Ten in the Triangle" festival competition, was published in the anthology Thirty-five by Ten (Dramatic Publishers, 2005). His most recent publications are Waiting Room [winner of Red Mountain Review’s 2008 annual chapbook competition] and the bilingual Fever Season: Selected Poetry of Ana Istarú [Unicorn Press, 2010].

There are 2 included publications by Mark I. Smith-Soto :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Our Lives are Rivers [sound recording] 2003 3088 Poems read by the author
Shafts [sound recording] 2002 6220 Poems read by the author