Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This should be a strong event focusing on one of America's finest writers through the writings of another fine writer Kurt Landefeld. It's a work of imagination and dedication to a vision.  Come and share.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A fog of snow

on the porch screen--

10 degrees below.

My dog lifts a paw to be let in;

the shovel waits in the garage.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nature Photo-Poems

More Nature Photo-Poems in the Zen spirit.

Photos by Brian Smith/ Words by Larry Smith

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Appalachia Now: Contemporary Fiction
Bottom Dog Press is issuing a call for submissions for this forthcoming anthology of contemporary Appalachian short stories. The stories included will be sharp, vivid evocations of a place, its people and culture. We aren’t seeking sentimental treatments, but strong human stories. Both Northern and Southern treatments of the Appalachian theme are encouraged. Style is open, as long as it serves the story and the audience.
Editors: Larry Smith and Charles Dodd White

This book will be published as part of Bottom Dog Press’s Appalachian Fiction Series and is considered a follow-up to the best selling Degrees of Elevation anthology published by Bottom Dog Press in 2010.


Length: between 3,000 and 6,000 words.
Submissions are open now. The reading will be ongoing.
Deadline: March 15, 2015.
Email submissions only. Send attached .doc file to: charlesdoddwhite@gmail.com and make sure the word “Submission” is somewhere in the subject line.
Payment: $50 and two copies
Reprints are acceptable in some cases. Please let us know where it’s been published and if the publication was print or online.
Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as we are notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
No multiple submissions, please. Pick your best story and send it forward.

Bottom Dog Press is an independent literary small press in its 30th year with 180 titles.
Bottom Dog Press/ PO Box 425, Huron, OH 44839 http://smithdocs.net

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nature Photo-Poems

Nature Photo-Poems: Photos 
by Brian Smith/ Poems by Larry Smith

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 Here is my review of Diane di Prima's new book The Poetry Deal, City Lights Books...honoring her as Poet Laureate of San Francisco (2014).