J. D. Smith
J.D. Smith's books include the collection Settling for Beauty (Cherry Grove Collections), forthcoming in August 2005, his first collection, The Hypothetical Landscape, and the edited anthology Northern Music: Poems About and Inspired by Glenn Gould. His prose has been published in Ducts.org, Exquisite Corpse, Grist and Pleiades. His poems currently appear in the anthologies In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press) and Poetic Voices without Borders (Gival Press). His work is forthcoming in the anthology Enopoetica: A Collection of Poetry Inspired by Wine, to be published by Story Line Press in 2006, and The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica. His one-act play Dig was produced by Chicagoâ€™s Squaresville Theatre in 2003, and he is currently seeking a publisher for his children's manuscript The Worst Mariachi in the World. He lives and works in Washington, D.C., where he has learned that Kafka was an optimist.