Ed Smith

Poet

5 Quarry Drive
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Phone: 
732-606-6435

Author's Bio

My poem "morning cracks" was cut into red marble by Artist Larry Kirkland of Washington, D.C.
Installed on Sept. 18, 2002.
It is on permanent display in
New York City's Penn Station, 7th Avenue Concourse. It is next to
William Carlos Williams' "red wheelbarrow." There are 12 New Jersey poets represented on the
walls of Penn Station.

Since 2005, I belong to a group of online poets which produce a magazine Brevitas, edited by Steve Zeitlin & Jim Pignetti. There is November reading of the members poems at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, hosted by Bob Holman.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Italian-American Writers in New Jersey (Rutgers University Press, 2005)
,
Patterson: The Poet's City (Passaic Community College, 2005)
,
Under a Gull's Wing (Down the Shore Publishing, 1996)
,
Bluestones & Salt Hay (Rutgers University Press, 1990)
Book:
Greatest Hits 1980-2002 (Pudding House Publications, 2003)
Journals:
Abraxas
,
Big Scream
,
Boog City
,
Compass
,
Exquisite Corpse
,
Passaic Review
, ,
Poetry Motel
, ,
Talisman
,
The World

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Complete Game by Ron Darling, American Free Verse by Walter Sutton, In Search of Small Gods by Jim Harrison, World's End by Pablo Neruda

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Newark
Raised in: 
Clifton, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jun 15, 2011