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D. James Smith

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A recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in fiction, D. James Smith’s poems and stories have appeared recently in The Malahat Review, New Millennium Writings & The Notre Dame Review. His books include the novel My Brother’s Passion (Permanent Press, 2004) and two collections of poems, The Dead Ventriloquist (Ahsahta Press, 1995) and Sounds The Living Make (S. F. Austin State Univ., 2012). He has also published four novels for teens: Fast Company, The Boys of San Joaquin, Probably The World's Best Story About a Dog and the Girl Who Loved Me, and It Was September When We Ran Away.(DK, 1999; Atheneum, 2005, 2006, 2008).

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I have come off of a streak writing novels for teens. I consider myself a poet, but needed to do something to "decompress" from poetry. I also needed to laugh and wanted to see if I could write humor. I knew it would be a huge challenge. I think comedic actors are seen as lightweight and this is just an ignorant take on the matter. I have NEVER been able to write a funny poem.

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Published on November 20, 2012 11:12 Tags: on-writing-and-reading
Average rating: 3.61 · 147 ratings · 24 reviews · 31 distinct works
The Boys of San Joaquin

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It Was September When We Ra...

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Fast Company

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Hacking: Ethical Hacking No...

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My Brother's Passion

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Hacking: Hacking Now! The U...

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“He’s too tired to squirm clear of her, which is good ‘cause pinching and kissing and hugging will calm an Italian mother-person better than anything.”
D. James Smith, Probably the World's Best Story About a Dog and the Girl Who Loved Me

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