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.

Interview With Marge Simon

I have the special honor of sharing an interview with award winning author and artist Marge Simon. She began her career writing and illustrating for small press and went on to become an award-winning writer receiving the Rhysling Award’s Best Long … Continue reading

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My GoIndieNow Episode!

A few weeks ago I think I mentioned that the fabulous Joe Compton had interviewed me for his show, GoIndieNow. It’s been a busy week, so I’m just now able to watch and share. Great show to keep track of … Continue reading

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Meet the New Baby

I just won a vintage Webster XL-747 Automatic Repeat Spacer Typewriter from an auction. I’ve had my eye out for a manual typewriter since I watched A Place of Truth about traveling poet Abi Motts. I’ll be using it in the next … Continue reading

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MOOC 2: The Match

We are past the second MOOC week and it was a rough one. My husband has a crazy, summer camp week at the taekwondo school where he teaches which means I take on some extra stuff to help out. Mostly … Continue reading

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Electric Lit Pays $50 for Essays

Electric Literature is open to submissions of personal and critical essays from Aug. 1—15. They’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary experience and other creative endeavors: film, fine art, music, video games, science, tech, architecture, etc. Submissions … Continue reading

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Submit for Overton Poetry Prize 2017

The Overton Poetry Prize 2017, will close on 1st September 2017, and the winner will be announced at the end of September 2017. In memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012), the School of the Arts, English and Drama offers this prize for … Continue reading

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MOOC 1: Unfelt Flames of Kate Leone

The first week of my first MOOC has blown by, and already I feel like I have grown as a poet. The feedback is invaluable. The videos, taught by instructors as diverse as the genre, have rich insights to share. … Continue reading

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Review: Small Spirits by Marge Simon

Dolls: replicas of people made of cloth, clay, wood, bone, porcelain… used for religion, ritual and play. From the wooden paddle dolls left in Egyptian tombs in the 21st century BC to the plastic, highly stylized dolls of today, these … Continue reading

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Interview with Matador’s Editor in Chief, JT Lachausse

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Matador Review’s Editor in Chief, JT Lachausse.  Matador Review is an excellent publication covering alternative art and literature. I share their submission opportunities here when I see them because they seek the cutting … Continue reading

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Meet, Greet & Eat with DeLois Jackson

DeLois Jackson 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. She is the inspirational author of  “FAITH: My Walking Cane to Glory,” … Continue reading

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