Todd Smith

Born and raised in rural west-central Illinois, Todd Smith was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia.  His poems are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Barrow Street, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. He received Frontier Poetry’s 2017 Award for New Poets, and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Contest.  A valuation actuary by profession, he lives in West Des Moines, Iowa with his partner, poet Heather Derr-Smith; their two sons; and their daughter.