John Warner Smith’s two collections of poetry are Soul Be A Witness and A Mandala of Hands. His third, Spirits of the Gods, is forthcoming from UL Press. Smith’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Quiddity, among others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Sundress Best of the Net Anthology. A Cave Canem Fellow, Smith earned his MFA at the University of New Orleans. His poetry can be found at www.johnwarnersmith.com.