Jared Smith is the author of nine previous volumes of poetry, dating from 1983, in addition to two CDs, and stage adaptations of his work in New York and Chicago. Actively involved in the literary and poetry scene for more than 40 years, he has served as an Editorial Board Member, Board Member, and Advisory Board Member of The New York Quarterly; as a Contributing Editor for Home Planet News; as Poetry Editor of Trail & Timberline; and several-time Guest Editor of The Pedestal Magazine; as well as past President of Poets & Patrons in Chicago; and host of three reading venues during the 1980s in New York’s Greenwich Village; among other ventures in the arts.
His poetry is of the intellect, of the natural world about him, and the passions of life as well. It has been compared by critics to that of such diverse writers as Pablo Neruda, Philip Levine, Ted Kooser, Robert Frost, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and C.K. Williams, among others. His is a voice of the people, but distinctly different from what has been before. Perhaps it is hard to draw exact parallels, because his visions, passion, and insight come from both the world of literature and that of science and technology, where Jared spent many years in research, administration, and policy formation. After earning his degrees in poetry and literature from NYU, Jared spent thirty years in technology research and education, including appointments as a Special Appointee and Adviser to Argonne National Laboratory and technical and policy adviser to several White House Commissions during the Clinton Administration.
Jared now lives with his wife in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, not far from Boulder, Colorado.
by Jared Smith
|The Collected Poems of Jared Smith (Hardback Edition)|
|The Collected Poems of Jared Smith|