Collecting Toy Airplanes: An Identification and Value Guide Ron Smith

ISBN: 9780896891111

Published: June 1st 1995


197 pages


Collecting Toy Airplanes: An Identification and Value Guide  by  Ron Smith

Collecting Toy Airplanes: An Identification and Value Guide by Ron Smith
June 1st 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 197 pages | ISBN: 9780896891111 | 7.55 Mb

Ron Smith is the author of Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery, runner-up for the National Poetry Series Open Competition and the Samuel French Morse Prize (Margaret Atwood and Donald Hall, judges) and published by University Presses of Florida. His Moon Road: Poems 1986-2005 has just been issued by Louisiana State University Press, and has been praised by Pulitzer-winner Claudia Emerson and Pulitzer-finalist David Wojahn, as well as the Italian scholar and translator Massimo Bacigalupo and the world-famous journalist and novelist Tom Wolfe.Ron Smiths poems have appeared in many periodicals, including The Nation, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and in a number of anthologies.

His essays and reviews can be found in The Georgia Review, San Francisco Review of Books, Kenyon Review, and his poetry column Red Guitar at, a native of Savannah, Georgia, moved to Richmond, Virginia, to play college football.

A number of his poems deal with the benefits, costs, values, and spectacle of sports.Smith holds degrees in English, philosophy, general humanities, and creative writing from University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. Hes also studied writing at Bennington College in Vermont- British drama at Worcester College, Oxford University- and Renaissance and modern culture and literature at the Ezra Pound Center for Literature in Merano, Italy.

His awards and honors include the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, the Guy Owen Poetry Prize, a Bread Loaf Scholarship in Poetry, and a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship.At St. Christophers School, established in 1911, Ron Smith has held the George O. Squires Chair of Distinguished Teaching and is currently Writer-in-Residence, the first person ever to hold that title. In public and private schools, he conducts workshops in poetry for teachers and for students of all ages. At Mary Washington College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Richmond, he has taught courses in creative writing, 20th century American poetry, and the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe.In 2005, Ron was an inaugural winner of the $10,000 Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry.

In 2006 he became a Curator for that prize.

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