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Emotion is everything. Suarez: You’ve been called a spiritual poet. Do you see yourself as such? Wright: No. I don’t see myself as any kind of spiritual creature at all. I suppose that what I’m trying to do is write a kind of quasispiritual autobiography. That’s what all my poems tend to accumulate toward, I think, and certainly what I have been working on for 44 SOUTHBOUND the last twenty-seven years now, this project that I’ve had underway since 1971. It’s three trilogies. One group was collected in the book called Country Music.

The worst kind of poems are those which gush over nature’s glorious spots but fail to recognize the threat that reality always holds. No threat, no poem. The natural world will bite you in the ass before you know it if you’re not careful. But I do have a sense of this livingness, this historical life in things, and it’s very important to me to make the poems physical in precisely the sense that you describe. Suarez: You’ve written and spoken about another Virginia writer, Edgar Allan Poe, who was concerned with form.

Currently, he resides in Baton Rouge, where he coedits the Southern Review and is Boyd Professor of American Literature and Poetry at Louisiana State University. The heir among southern poets to Robert Penn Warren and James Dickey, Smith shares their compulsion to tackle fundamental questions concerning individuals’ relationships to universal processes. Like Warren and Dickey, Smith explores the aesthetic links between individual perception and the 20 D AV E S M I T H 21 external world in an attempt to discover—and create—consequence and order.

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