Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

A former news journalist, Angela Yuriko Smith retired to write fiction. Her prose and poetry have been published in several print and online publications. She has nearly 20 books which include dark and speculative fiction for YA and adults, books for children and two collections of poetry. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” has been nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. When not writing, she teaches creative writing at Northwest Florida State College.

MOOC 4: Breaking It Up

Last week’s assignment was to take the pantuom we wrote earlier, and now cut it up, break it apart and get experimental. I love this quote from the class: Pablo Picasso once stated, “Learn the rules like a pro, so … Continue reading

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Poetry Exploration 1 ONLINE Now Open

I’ve had quite a few requests to offer some of my classes online for those that aren’t in the local area. I’m happy to announce that I have signed on with CourseCraft and will be offering the Business of Creativity … Continue reading

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Haiku Shape Poems

Something I’ve been playing with today… using haiku for shape poems: Shape poems are a type of poetry that describes an object and is shaped the same as the object the poem is describing. You could write your shape poem on anything. The text of the above poem reads: … Continue reading

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Typewriter Tech

I bought a vintage Webster manual typewriter the other day. I’d had my eye out for one on a good deal ever since watching A Place of Truth about Abi Mott, a wandering poet that writes poems for tips. I … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites is Finished!

I just finished the last chapter of The Bitter Suites, my book about a hotel that specializes in recreational suicide experiences. A novella, at 23,833 words, the story follows some of the death experiences before following a few characters in … Continue reading

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MOOC 3: A Trio of Pantuoms

Last week’s assignment: Write a pantoum or a poem with strong meter. In this poem, address a cultural tradition. You can depict this tradition clearly, or you can try to give the reader a strong understanding of what it is without … Continue reading

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Meet, Greet & Eat with Arlene Karian

Arlene Karian is another one of the authors appearing at the upcoming Author Meet, Greet & Eat at Cafe Bienville on Aug. 19 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. If you are interested in meeting Arlene Karian, and 14 other local … Continue reading

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Meet, Greet & Eat with Terry Miles, Jr.

Terry Miles Jr. is another one of the authors appearing at the upcoming Author Meet, Greet & Eat at Cafe Bienville on Aug. 19 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. If you are interested in meeting Terry Miles Jr., and 14 … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Creative Community Day

Calling all authors, artists, crafters and others of the creative persuasion! Friend and fellow author Tami Kidd and I are planning a large scale Creative Community Day event at the SpaceBox Storage property in Niceville from 10 a.m. to 3 … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Owen King

Another interview today from my friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. She has sent me a dozen or more of these … Continue reading

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