Smith returns to San Francisco from Austin, Texas, where he has recently
completed a thesis on Philip Whalen's poetry for his MA from New College.
Smith's writing is always surprising, ranging from elegaic to formally combustible,
but always with a romantic Western undercurrent. "Wanting/ to live
furious, the living/ as distinct a thing as things/ themselves." His
work is forthcoming in GAS and Jejune and has appeared in
Mirage, Exquisite Corpse, and Wired. With Michael Price
he edits the magazine Mike and Dale's Younger Poets. "Other
than that, I get high, read, and hang out with Hoa."
May 2, 1997