Simon Smith

Simon Smith is a poet, essayist, translator and teacher. He has published four collections of poetry, three with Salt Publications. Of the last, London Bridge (2010), Bill Berkson said, 'this book is really zinging'. Recently his co-authored piece (with Felicity Allen) 'Textual Intimacies: Letters, Journals, Poetry -- Ghost Writing Telegraph Cottage,' appeared in Scenes of Intimacy (Bloomsbury, 2013). His translations of Catullus will shortly appear from Carcanet in the UK. He lectures on poetry at the University of Kent at Canterbury in England.

Venice Beach

from ZEROFOURZEROFIVEZEROSIXTWENTYTWELVE First: drive down to Marina del Rey turn right, a blue surfer shark will greet you, tell his story for a nickel my nickel, I pick out New Collected Poems (with CD of the poet reading) by George …

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from ZEROFOURZEROFIVEZEROSIXTWENTYTWELVE dawn chorus at six grey light fading to grey-blue tea &/or coffee pending credit card details & Rent-A-Wreck, the key to a silver Hyundai Accent sedan, license plate 4PJA659, this time, & a half tank of gas a …

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