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 SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.

My One Crazy Moment

I believe we should all get one crazy confession in our lives with no repercussions. On that belief, this is mine. It’s been a struggle for me to write anything for a while because I’ve needed to write this piece … Continue reading

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New Normal? First Poetry Reading Since March

Talk about kickstarting the muse! This afternoon I had the pleasure of doing a poetry and chatter session with Amy Zoellers of Hipness and Outrage fame. Check her Instagram out here! We took turns reading our work and discussing the … Continue reading

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Buried Author Seeks Shelter

Wanted: Overwhelmed author-publisher seeks strong, dependable bomb shelter to protect against falling deadlines. Must enjoy dark humor and have an inappropriate appreciation for all things morbid. Please do not respond with Pina Coladas and walks in the rain. Corrugated steel … Continue reading

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Slow and Painful Progress

Today I had a major breakthrough—I wrote 666 words for my HWA column. Pre-pandemic me wouldn’t have even noticed the victory. I would have snickered at the funny word count and moved on to a few thousand more. Post-pandemic me … Continue reading

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Issues from Space and Time About Issues

Now that #137 is finished there are a few issues that have been brought to my attention. Why didn’t I get a rejection notice? Some of the rejections are apparently getting caught up in the spam universe and not making it … Continue reading

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Space and Time’s Summer Issue… at LAST!

Space and Time magazine’s issue #137 for Summer is available now—in spite of pandemics, pregnancy (not mine!), catastrophic storms, building a sound recording booth, and having solar panel installation clash with a late publishing date. Everything is just about updated … Continue reading

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Space & Time Delayed—and Why

As our last issue of Space and Time went out the door, the world was plunging into chaos. Countries were sealing their borders against the COVID-19 pandemic, people were having fistfights over toilet paper and contradictory ‘facts’ were a secondary … Continue reading

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“Wolves at War” on PoetryNook

Nearly a month ago I thought I was getting back to “normal-ish.” How Pollyanna of me. I give up on the concept of things returning to anything I recognize. The best I can hope for is to move forward. Or … Continue reading

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“Word Salads” on PoetryNook

May the fourth be with you! With this poem I’m getting back to normal-ish. I’ve learned not to expect it every day. Every dawn brings a new chance to… continue. And that’s enough for now. My poem for this week … Continue reading

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“Candle in the Abyss” on PoetryNook

All I seem to write lately is poetry. It allows my mind to wander through my feelings. By constricting my emotions into a literary form, it encourages me to look at them. That’s the only way I can identify them … Continue reading

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