Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or

Interview with Allen Thobois

How many times have I said behind every amazing manuscript there is an amazing editor?  No matter how good we are as writers, we are all blind to our own mistakes. That’s why it’s so important to have a second … Continue reading

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“Spitting Words” on PoetryNook

Writing a new poem each week for PoetryNook was a good discipline. At most poets can win a generous sum of cash for their work and some feedback. At the least, you have a new poem each week. Since I … Continue reading

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Interview with Amy Zoellers

You are about to meet Amy Zoellers, a.k.a. Hipnness and Outrage, AuntieHipster… take your pick of monikers and buckle your seat belt. I met Amy first at Woodneath Story Center where Ryan and I have been taking classes to becomes … Continue reading

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Interview with L. K. Ingino

I was lucky enough to come across L. K. Ingino’s work just prior to publication when I came on board to do some light editing. She works with horror and haiku… two of my favorite things. I was excited to check … Continue reading

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9/11 Flashback: 19 Years Ago Today

Today reminds me of how much we can heal from. Right now there is a lot of anger, fear, and hurt. I’ve been so caught up in current events I almost forgot what today was—the day we remember the Twin … Continue reading

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New eCorpse, New Ad Page and New Blog Host

Looks like the blog was finally migrated successfully to the new home but the last few posts dropped into cyberspace. Unfortunate, but if that’s the worst of what the end of 2020 brings, I call it a win. If you … Continue reading

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R.I.P Frank W. Smith

I called him Frank-N-Furter and he thought it was an awesome nickname. We co-hosted the JournalJabber show together a few times. A few people confused us for being a couple since we had the same last name. We did have … Continue reading

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This Blog is Moving

Hopefully, this is not goodbye to a decade of work on this blog. After ten years of being hosted by GoDaddy I’m moving to a different host. I’ve loved being with GoDaddy, but lately, it comes down to money. I … Continue reading

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“She Said She Was Bored” on PoetryNook

A new normal sets in! I haven’t published anything to PoetryNook since June 1! I’m not crazy about this poem, but I’m saving some of my late poems for a couple of anthologies and contests right now. Mostly, I want … Continue reading

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How is a Spoon Like a Mask?

There is an old, old story attributed to Rabbi Haim of Romshishok that I love. It features two rooms and two feasts. One feast represents Hell, the other Heaven. In each feast, the diners are given very long spoons making it impossible … Continue reading

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