Any Given Time / February 28 - March 13, 2014
Basically, the new thing that I'm working on is 14 poems (really there's 13, because one day there would be no poem), called Any Given Time. Each one would exist for one day, even the blank one. The premise is the voice has 14 days to live. He's born on the first day and dies on the last day and he knows it. Suddenly it doesn't sound all that good, but's it's mostly about perspective and wrestling with Romantic notions.
BIO: Rich Smith is the author All Talk (Poor Claudia, 2014) and the chapbook Great Poem of Desire and Other Poems (Poor Claudia, 2013). This year he was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Prize. His poems have appeared or will soon appear in Tin House, City Arts,Guernica, The Southeast Review, Hobart, Barrow Street, The Bellingham Review, Pleiades, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.