Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third generation Uchinanchu and an award-winning American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020.

LITERARY (LATE) LUNCHBREAK: NACHING T. KASSA

Due to a tech error in last Saturday’s show (I forgot to enable audio) no one could hear Naching T. Kassa’s fantastic reading of her flash story “Along for the Ride,” originally written for the June 2021 Iron Writer’s competition. Here it is again… Continue reading

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THE HIGH PRICE OF PERFECTION

Did you ever think of what a damaging concept “perfection” is? I wonder how many masterpieces don’t get created because the canvas/paper/melody doesn’t quite measure up to our artistic expectations? Probably, a lot. Continue reading

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LIT UP: JEZZY WOLFE WITH MONSTRUM POETICA

Monstrum Poetica by Jezzy Wolfe (Raw Dog Screaming Press) is a delicious exploration of monsters through a variety of forms. The table of contents is organized by creature and alphabetized making it easy to jump around and sample, but be … Continue reading

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IG POETRY LIVE FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

My life has been really filling up with all these videos! It was only at the end of last September that I hopped on my first ever video panel for the book release of Black Cranes. My room was too … Continue reading

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LITERARY LUNCHBREAK 9-18-2021

Sharing my book mail, current reads, recent reviews and all the lit news I’ve heard in the last week with a video reading from Naching T. Kassa. You can also view it on my Facebook profile and join the conversation … Continue reading

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BOOK MAIL: ALL THAT AND A COVER REVEAL

This week’s mail was full of heavy hitting nonfiction from the library, a rare book I finally managed to get my hands on and multiple copies of the same book sent out to different addresses. If you read last week … Continue reading

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VOTE FOR SEPTEMBER’S IRON WRITER

It wasn’t a very active Iron Writer competition this month. We can blame it on my trying to step in and do more of the website work, and not being great at it. Considering the wildfires on the west coast, … Continue reading

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YOUR BEST MOMENT IS HAPPENING…

It’s been a busy day with an unexpected editing project that lasted all day but it was awesome. I wish I could say what I was doing, but I signed a non-disclosure. Instead, I’ll share the experiment I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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“SPEAK, OKINAWA” NEEDS TO BE HEARD

I don’t know what I was expecting when I cracked open Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina this morning, but it wasn’t this. I just spent the entire day unable to put this book down, weeping and raging. I only … Continue reading

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SFPA WANTS YOUR HALLOWEEN POETRY

Calling all SFPA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association members to submit up to 5 audio recorded poems for the 2021 Halloween Poetry Page. Deadline Oct. 26. For more details follow this link. The page is open for everyone to … Continue reading

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