Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.

Madness Muse Seeks Poetry

Madness Muse Press is now accepting submissions of poetry with a political/sociological edge. They seek stories on addiction and recovery including poetry, personal accounts of growth or stories of family with addiction. Please send up to five poems or stories to MadnessMusePress@gmail.com. Submissions … Continue reading

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2018 ukiaHaiku Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the of the 2018 ukiaHaiku Festival Contest—A celebration and competition devoted to the haiku form of poetry in Ukiah, California. Congrats to Christina Sng (Singapore) for first place, Iqra Raza (India) for second place, Debbie Strange … Continue reading

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“Moloch Dreams” Accepted to HWA Poetry Showcase

Happy to announce that my submission to the HWA Poetry Showcase, Vol. V, has been accepted for inclusion in this year’s volume. My poetry submission was titled “Moloch Dreams.” This is my fourth year in a row to be included. HWA … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse #2: The Daunting Riddle

Grab the duct tape and plastic wrap—it’s time for another Exquisite Corpse! Last month I asked for contributors to email me lines individually so no one knew what line had gone before. The first exquisite corpse was created through a Facebook … Continue reading

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How to Take Care of Your Writer

It’s very rude to interrupt a working writer. How sad the world would be if J.K. Rowling had decided dirty laundry was more important than Harry Potter. What if Mrs. Tolkien had henpecked J.R. into mowing the lawn instead staring … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites ARC is Ready

Looking for beta readers! My advanced reader copy of Bitter Suites is ready for anyone who would like to get a preview. Illustrations by Kyra Starr. Not all the art is finished yet and the cover on it now is … Continue reading

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David Bowie’s “Eight Line Poem”

All this talk of poetry reminded me of David Bowie’s song, “Eight Line Poem.” This song first appeared on his Hunky Dory album in 1971. This song brings me, in so few words, to where a young Bowie must have … Continue reading

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“If” Read-Off: Martin Shaw vs. Dennis Lee Hopper

I had so much fun with last week’s “The Raven” Read Off I decided to do it again. This week I’m pitting celebrities reading Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If.” In today’s pit we have English actor Martin Shaw reading against Dennis Lee Hopper, an … Continue reading

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Zathom for Fun and Flash Fiction

Zathom is a fun site for writers to hang out and hone their skills with “micro-literature inspired by unique Fathoms that tap into the psyche.” An interactive space for writers to play in, the site gives you three words and you have to … Continue reading

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Review: “dig it” by John Reinhart

Oh, how I love the sharp quirk of John Reinhart’s poetry. I used to drink vodka and Tang, and that’s what his work reminds me of. Sharp, playful and it can rearrange your insides. His latest offering, “dig it” has … Continue reading

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