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The Killing Tree by John Smith

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The Killing Tree by John Smith

19.99

J.D. Smith has published four collections, The Killing Tree (2016), Labor Day at Venice Beach (2012), Settling for Beauty (2005), and The Hypothetical Landscape (1999). His books in other genres include the humor collection Notes of a Tourist on Planet Earth (2013), the essay collection Dowsing and Science (2011), and the children’s picture book The Best Mariachi in the World (2008). Awarded a Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2007, he has also been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His individual poems have appeared in The Able MuseAmerican Arts QuarterlyDogwoodLight and Nimrod, as well as numerous other publications, and his prose has appeared in BoulevardChelseaThe Laurel Reviewand The Los Angeles Times. Born in Aurora, Illinois and educated at American University, the University of Chicago, Carleton University and the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, he works as an editor and writer in Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife Paula Van Lare and their rescue animals.

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