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M. Richard Smith
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I live in the High Desert area of Southern California with my wife and three daughters. I write poetry, short stories, dramatic pieces, and also some non fiction. I write because I need to write. I write to release things that engross me. It could be a certain thought, desire, fear, pain, or vision of my imagination. If another person is able to feel some kind of a connection to what I've written, it certainly adds worth to my efforts. So, while notion of "being published" excites me because it greatly increases the possibility of others reading and relating to my work, the actual process of "getting published" has always been secondary to simply putting that thought, feeling or image down on paper. To paraphrase William Shakespeare: "The poem is the thing", or the story, or the essay... or whatever else I may happen to be working on. I have recently self-published my first collection of poetry, entitled "emissions", which contains 21 of my poems. Most of my poems that you see here have been slightly reworked and are included in the book. In addition to a Print edition, "emissions" is also available in electronic format on CD and as a PDF Download. Visit for more information or to purchase.

Poems: 27 total (4 with awards). View By: Title | Date | Award
A Home For My Creatures (3)Afflicted (2)City Night (4)
Dear Poet (7)Desert Eve (4)Do You Hear? (3)
Dying (4)Fear Not (3)I Want To Be (3)
I Wonder, Will You Cry? (6)Local Girl (2)Losers (1)
Night Traveler (6)Politicians (3)Reflection (5)
Remember (8)Salvation (2)Sarah Bishop (1)
Some Of Us (2)Thanksgiving (2)The Wreck (3)
Time (2)To Walk Alone No More (3)Vacant Angel (7)
Who (2)Winter Night (3)Yesterlove (7)


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