author of Smote
9:00 AM on Friday, October 21
James Kimbrell is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. His collection of poems, Smote, has been praised by New Pages as “an apparition that haunts a racially segregated American South, told through the eyes of a boy confronted by ghosts.” He holds a Guggenheim Fellowship and teaches creative writing at Florida State University. His previous books are My Psychic and The Gatehouse Heaven.