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02 March, 2021: Steven Smith

Steven Smith
Born in the Bitterroot Mountains, raised on Paradise Prairie, Smith is a fractal finding ambiance adjuster on the run from reality wandering the Earth having adventures with his beloved Lady.

He published 21 issues of the art/poetry journal "Artcrimes" from 1986-2006 featuring 517 poets/artists, and has been an underground presence in Cleveland's art poetry scene since moving into a downtown warehouse in 1981. His first one-person show was at Spaces in 1984.

Publications include the 2012 memoir "Stations of the Lost & Found, a True Tale of Armed Robbery, Stolen Cars, Outsider Art, Mutant Poetry, Underground Publishing, Robbing the Cradle, and Leaving the Country" by Smith & Lady, from The City Poetry; "Where Never Was Already Is," art and poetry spanning 54 years from Crisis Chronicles Press, 2018; "Zen Over Zero - selected poems 1964-2008" from The City Poetry; "Unruly," Crisis Chronicles Press, 2011; "Hip Cat Femur Whack Give a Doc a Bone," 2013, NightBallet Press.

He & wife Lady spent 2006-9 living in ten countries on three continents recharging their word wells.

He blogs at; has 3,000 pages of art, poetry and friends on; and 110 free songs/recitations/experiments/abominations on


  1. "The Sisyphus Effect".

2. "Dear Occupants, Accidents & Occidentals"

3. "Rant and Roll"

4. "8-Ball Boogie"

5. "Lamentation 5—The Faithful Bewail"

6. "Status Report 168"

7. "Marriage Proposal"

8. "Yen"

9. "Alone This Train"

10. "Confessions of a Conservative"

11. "Now Zen;