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Taking off from actual headlines from a variety of scandal sheets, tabloids, and even the New York Times, Tom Smith has created original poems with humor, irony, satire, whimsy, fantasy, and even some sensuality, featuring such characters (or creatures) as Steven Spielberg, Liberace, a talking fish in the Bronx, and an escaped ape in Boston.
Poet Steals Headlines: Sentence to Life – PAPERBACK
Published Date: September 9, 2018
Professor emeritus Tom Smith taught literature and writing at Vermont’s Castleton University until retiring in 1995. He and his wife Virginia continue to dwell in Vermont where they enjoy frequent visits from their sons and grandchildren. Tom has been publishing poems since 1959 in many literary magazines as well as book-length collections.