Smith-Soto wins poetry prize – research news
Article by Betsi Robinson, University Relations
Applewhite presented the award recently at the Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming in Greenville. Smith-Soto’s award-winning work has been published in numerous literary magazines. “Last Retreat to Topsail Island” will appear in the 2013 issue of “North Carolina Literary Review.”
Applewhite called Smith-Soto’s poem “beautifully crafted, unselfconsciously eloquent.”
Dr. Timothy D. Johnston, dean of UNCG’s College of Arts and Sciences, said those who have read Mark Smith-Soto’s poetry for years will be pleased but not surprised by this recognition of his work.
“He’s a distinguished member of the College faculty whose literary and poetic gifts greatly enrich the educational experience of our students at UNCG.”