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Jared R.W. Smith

Born: 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio
Pen Name: Jared Smith

Connection to Illinois: Smith lives in Lisle, Illinois.

Biography: Jared Smith's poems, essays, and literary criticism have appeared hundreds of times in literary journals over the past 30 years. These include Spoon River Quarterly, Poet Lore, The Kenyon Review, Rhino, The New York Quarterly, Pulpsmith, Greenfield Review, Coe Review, Fine Madness, The Pedestal, Bitterroot, and many many others. His poetry has been adapted to modern dance at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and to stage in Naperville. Jared reads frequently throughout the Chicagoland area, and has given featured readings at both Chicago and suburban library branches, as well as at Ridgefield School, where he was featured the week after Kevin Stein appeared. He is past president of Poets & Patrons, a member of The Chicago Poets' Club, and a member of the Illinois State Poetry Society. Jared is also Poetry Editor of Trail & Timberline (the official journal of the Colorado Mountain Club) and Managing Editor of The New York Quarterly.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Jared R.W. Smith on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Dark wing :
ISBN: 0930975006 OCLC: 12395379

Charred Norton Pub., Camillus, N.Y. : ©1984.

  Keeping the outlaw alive /
ISBN: 0942582144 OCLC: 19987538

Erie Street Press, Oak Park, Il. : ©1988.

Lake Michigan and other poems /
ISBN: 0972433945 OCLC: 62782648

Puddin'head Press, Chicago, IL : 2005.

The graves grow bigger between generations :
ISBN: 0977655687 OCLC: 165958070

Higganum Hill Books, Higganum, Conn. : 2007

Walking the perimeters of the plate glass window factory /
ISBN: 0913559660 OCLC: 48011487

Birch Book Press, Delhi, NY : ©2001.

Where images become imbued with time :
ISBN: 0972433961 OCLC: 150895556

Puddin'head Press, Chicago : 2007.