"Frederick Smock is a smart, sensible, and witty guide who will lead you into the house of poetry and describe its many rooms. He is an insider, a poet himself, and a therapist who specializes in relieving the symptoms of poetry-phobia."
— Billy Collins
Frederick Smock is a poet-in-residence at Bellarmine University, Louisville, where he received the Wyatt Faculty Award in 2005. He has published three books of poetry with Larkspur Press, with individual poems in The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, and many others. He is the recipient of the Leadingham Poetry Prize and the Jim Wayne Miller Prize for Poetry. Mr. Smock is married to the writer Olga-Maria Cruz.