LSU Press poet Dave Smith will be the first Lamont Poet in the Lamont Poetry Program for 2007–2008 at Phillips Exeter Academy. Smith will give a reading at Exeter on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. Smith is the author of numerous books of poetry, including, Little Boats, Unsalvaged, as well as works of criticism, fiction, and collections of short stories and essays, including his most recent book Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry. Smith is also the editor of the LSU Press Southern Messenger Poets series.