Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net

WISE WORDS FROM TIM WAGGONER

First, a big congratulations to Tim Waggoner for finishing his fifty-third novel! I love Tim Waggoner. He is one of those helpful professionals that are happy to help out other writers. Need proof? Go check out his blog Writing in … Continue reading

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NEW IRON WRITER PROMPTS UP

We had to do a little rearranging of responsibilities, but Iron Writer challenges are back on track. This month’s prompts are posted and the deadline to submit is September 15—that’s a full week to write a flash fiction (1k words … Continue reading

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AN INDIGENOUS BEAUTY: OKINAWAN PRINCESS REVIEW

Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos by Lee A. Tonouchi is almost impossible to find and somehow I was lucky enough to get my hands on four copies. I hope it will become available again soon. Written for children … Continue reading

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FREE FLARF ON POETRYNOOK

Pre-pandemic I was sharing a poem every week on Poetry Nook. This is a great free weekly contest for poets where you can win cash prizes (I have a few times), get a Pushcart Prize nomination (I have once) and … Continue reading

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POET CHALLENGE: “BERET FULL OF QUESTIONS” CANZONET

On yesterday’s Cake & Hyperbull, Amy Zoellers randomly picked a poetry challenge from her copy of A Poet’s Glossary by Edward Hirsch. This last month it was Flarf, and we shared our Flarf creations live. What do I think of … Continue reading

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CAKE & HYPERBULL: WORKING WITH FLARF

Amy Zoellers and I are back again with more poetry. This month we will interview each other, discuss new projects coming up and share our Flarf poetry challenge. Yes, Flarf—not a typo. What is Flarf? According to Wiki, Flarf poetry was … Continue reading

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BOOK MAIL: OKINAWA, HAJICHI AND POETRY

My mail box was packed this week and most of the books have a theme. As a result of all my Okinawa research for the upcoming Tortured Willows, I wound up getting a lot of books on the topic. Three … Continue reading

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I WROTE MY FIRST FLARF

Things I never thought I’d say: I wrote my first Flarf for this weekend’s Cake & Hyperbull! Let me translate. This weekend will be another Cake & Hyperbull poetry show with Amy Zoellers and I. We have set ourselves a … Continue reading

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TODAY: GIVING THE DEVIL HIS DUE

I’m excited that my story, “Just Us League,” was included in this worthy book. “In Giving The Devil His Due, sixteen of speculative fiction’s brightest authors tell the unflinching stories of survivors, of their strength and courage, as well as … Continue reading

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WATCH SOMETHING HAPPY

In my quest to find daily joy I found this video of musicians in the Catalonian city of Sabadell treating an unsuspecting but delighted crowd to orchestral Ode to Joy. There is a lot of crap going on right now… … Continue reading

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