J. D. Smith

My books include the collection Settling for Beauty (Cherry Grove Collections, www.cherry-grove.com/smith.html), my first collection, The Hypothetical Landscape (Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Series), and the edited anthology Northern Music: Poems About and Inspired by Glenn Gould (John Gordon Burke, Publisher). My children's book The Best Mariachi in the World is forthcoming from Raven Tree Press ( www.raventreepress.com) in 2008. My essays have received three Pushcart nominations, and my essays and reviews have appeared in American Book Review and Pleiades, and my commentary has appeared in the Los Angeles Times. I am presently circulating a third collection of poems and writing essays.

Educated at American University in Washington, DC, the University of Chicago, the University of Houston Creative Writing Program and Carleton University in Ontario, I have traveled in Latin America and Europe. I presently with my wife and rescue dog in Washington, DC