Rich Smith is the author of a chapbook entitled The Great Poem of Desire from Poor Claudia. He teaches writing and earned his M.F.A. at the University of Washington. His poems have been published or will soon appear in Tin HouseBarrow StreetGuernicaThe Southeast Review and elsewhere.

Recent Articles


Peter Kline: Hot Prosody

A chat with the 'Deviants' poet.

Top 10 Offsite Readings during AWP

Don't miss these outstanding events at various venues Wednesday through Saturday.

AWP: How to Attend without Really Attending

A guerilla-style approach to the enormous literary conference descending on Seattle this week. Fill thy pipe and prepare thy tweed!
Creative Writing


What I have kissed I want you to kiss as you kiss when you uncinch your pajamas and allow the idea of toast and juice to freshen in the room again.But perhaps you find kissing too limited an engagement with the world, restricted, as it often is, to...