It isn’t fair to say Josh Smith is simply, a poet. For the uninitiated, the term conjures images of berets and bongos, rapping and rhyming, or pompous professors -- Josh Smith is the 21st century of professional poetry. Both an artist and an entertainer, Smith blends an Ivy League education with performance skills honed for over a decade in front of audiences across North America. And as Connor McGregor once said: he hasn’t come to take part; he’s come to take over.
Publications and Prizes
Artvoice, BlazeVOX, Buffalo News, Nomad
Daemen College - Readings at the RIC (2012), Dog Ears Bookstore - Fourth Friday Poetry Series (2012), Comfort Zone Cafe - Zoned In Literary Salon (2010), Crane Library - Wordflight (2009), Stillwater - WAM: Writers, Artists & Musicians (2009), The Screening Room - Wednesday Series (2009)
Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2014 - Best Spoken Word Artist, Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2013 - Best Spoken Word Artist, Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2012 - Best Poet, Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2012 - Best Spoken Word Artist