Larry Smith

Larry  Smith

Larry Smith is a native Midwesterner who grew up in a working-class household in the Ohio River Valley's industrial heartland. He graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio in 1965 and married Ann Zaben, a local girl, at the age of 22. That summer, he worked in the steel mills before traveling to Euclid, Ohio, to teach high school and Ann to work as a nurse. Kent State University awarded him a master's degree (M.A.) and a bachelor's degree (B.A.). and Ph.D.), and was there during the protests and student shootings.

Brian, a son, was born in Huron in 1970, and Suzanne, a girl, in 1975. In 1980, he visited Sicily as a Fulbright professor in American Literature. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, a memoir, six collections of fiction, two literary biographies of authors Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kenneth Patchen, and two collections of Chinese translations with co-translator Mei Hui Huang.

He taught writing and literature at Firelands College from 1970 to 2010 Read More chevron_right