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.

Poetry Prompts: Day One

To celebrate the first National Dark Poetry Day yesterday, I started reading and writing in 31 Days of Poetry Prompts: Humanity by Jim Russo. There is a whole series of these great books available on Amazon. Each day provides a … Continue reading

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Death of Poe: Murder or Mishap?

This day, 169 years ago, American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe died at the Washington College Hospital in Baltimore. He was 40 years old. His cause of death is disputed, even now. Everything from alcoholism, rabies and even political cooping has … Continue reading

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Review #10 Just In (40 to Go!)

The tenth review is posted for Bitter Suites! That means there are only 40 reviews to go before I give away a $100 Amazon gift card. You can see all the reviews on Amazon for this book here. How to … Continue reading

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Page Goals Met!

Today was a good day. For the first time since I took to the full time writer route, I accomplished my page goal. It’s been less than a month… there’s hope! I should divulge that I’ve spent most of the … Continue reading

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From “Psychonauts”

One really good thing about having a ton of writing piled up is that you always have something written. I try to blog every day, but after a full day of editing, my own creativity is a bit dried out. … Continue reading

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HWA Announces National Dark Poetry Day

Finally—a day to honor Edgar Allan Poe and the dark poetry genre as a whole. There are so many ways to celebrate this new holiday, so near and dear to my heart of hearts. I’ll have to get planning. While … Continue reading

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It Lives: HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 5

I am pleased to announce that the Horror Writer Association’s annual poetry anthology of dark verse is now available on Amazon. I am excited to have one of my poems, Moloch Dreams, included. This will be the fourth time I’ve … Continue reading

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Let the October—& Work—Begin!

Time to stop being lazy. I’ve had a wonderful and relaxing two weeks with Mr. Smith on an impromptu stay-cation. The only outside work we’ve been doing has been selling absinthe kits for Le Loup Garou Alchemy at the Kansas … Continue reading

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“Dreaming America” On Stage

Back in July I reviewed Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention—a bi-lingual anthology of poetry, selected by the poet Seth Michelson from writing workshops he has conducted in the most restrictive detention center for undocumented, unaccompanied youth in … Continue reading

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A “Safe Space” for Submissions

Poets are invited to send submissions for This Safe Space, an up-and-coming online publication featuring poetry written by survivors of sexual assault. This Safe Space is for survivors to share their stories, struggles, successes, and setbacks through poetry. Please send your … Continue reading

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