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Advice to Aspiring Poets: Creativity as Spirituality

Shelton College Quarterly’s interview of the school’s poet in residence, David Smith, continues below. When transcription is completed, the entirety of the interview will be published – in order – in the Quarterly. Ed.) SCQ: Do you want to leave … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, August 29, 2014

Late Summer, Late Afternoon   The green trees The blue sky The red apples hanging The white cloud floating The crimson bloom The yellow leaf The white wall The silver fence All bright in the sun They’d all sweat if … Continue reading

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Why Men Should Read Jane Austen #3

Men should read Jane Austen not only because she gives us a clear perspective on what women legitimately expect from men and not only because she gives us a clear picture of what men often look like to women, but because … Continue reading

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The Characteristics Of Modern Poets #13

The modern poet works under the assumption that everyone before him has missed the mark, at least by a little.  Nonetheless, he is content, time and again, to say of his own work, “This is close enough.”   copyright 2014

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The Characteristics of Modern Poets #12

The mystic, having once seen the truth, is patient and brave.  For him, there is no worship of counterfeit gold and no fear of counterfeit power.

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The Five Ways That Blogging Will Change Your Life

    This post assumes that the blogging you do will be serious writing. Although the blogosphere is a brand new kind of place and full of surprises, the old adage about getting out of something what you put into … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 14. 2014

A memoir: a prose poem It is always August.  There was something in those thirty days under the Dog Star that seemed permanent and everlasting.   The weeks in June and July had been long enough to dim the memory of … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 13, 2014: Excerpt from Novel

This evening’s post is a passage from my novel,In The Forest Of The Night. It is a description of a state trooper (who is investigating a murder) driving from the rural coalfields of southern West Virginia to the State Capital. … Continue reading

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Morning Post, August 11, 2014

Here is a passage from my upcoming book, Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  The story is told by a long-time, high-school basketball coach who is looking back over his life.  All rights are reserved.     In January of 1980, with … Continue reading

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Evening Poems, August 10, 2014

Here are two short poems for the evening.  I wrote both of them years ago.  The first is an attempt at haiku and the other is taken from my novel, In The Forest Of The Night.   As always, I hope … Continue reading

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