Josh Smith is an American poet from Buffalo, NY. The self-proclaimed leader of the Mainstream Era, Josh has spent his career attempting to revitalize poetry in the public eye.
His career has brought him featured readings in multiple cities, states and countries. His work has been published by the Buffalo News, Ploughshares, and sundry other outlets.
Josh is also a teaching artist, martial artist, and journalist.
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 2013 - Best Spoken Word Artist, Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2012 - Best Poet, Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2012 - Best Spoken Word Artist