Robert Demott, Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University, received six different graduate and undergraduate teaching awards. His many books include Steinbeck’s Typewriter: Essays on His Art (1996), winner of the Nancy Dasher Award; three poetry collections—News of Loss (1995), The Weather in Athens (2001), winner of the Ohioana Book Award for poetry, and Brief and Glorious Transit: Prose Poems (2007); a bio-bibliography and memoir, Dave Smith: A Literary Archive (2000); and edited anthologies, including Conversations with Jim Harrison (2002) and Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs (2010). His poems and sporting pieces have appeared in the Georgia Review, Southern Review, Cimarron Review, Quarterly West, Southern Poetry Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Trout, American Angler, Yale Anglers’ Journal, American Fly Fisher, and Contemporary Sportsman. A Federation of Fly Fishers–certified casting instructor, DeMott lives with partner Kate Fox in Athens, Ohio.
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