Dale Smith‘s poetry explores North American cultural history in six books, including Sons (2017); Susquehanna (2008); and American Rambler (2000). A new collection, Shreve, will be published by Talonbooks fall 2021. Other work appears in Brick, Denver Quarterly, Poetry, and The Walrus. He is also a scholar of poetry and poetics on the faculty of English at Ryerson University, Toronto, where he co-edited An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson (both 2017). A 2012 monograph, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960, explores poetry as public art.