Join (free) | Login  

   Your Online Literary Community! 
 Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors:  G. Rynk, iAnn Frailey, iDiana Estill, iJ.E. Thompson, iPaul Williams, iChidi Asika-Enahoro, iJ.-F. Bouchard, i

Home > Author > Monica E Smith
Monica E Smith

· Become a Fan
· Contact author
· Books
· Poetry
· 6 Titles
· 3 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with a friend
Member Since: Before 2003

Monica E Smith, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

  Monica E Smith           

Share  Save   [ Subscribe]        

Poetry isn't just for the literati anymore...!!

Background Information

Monica E. Smith is basically self-taught as a writer, learning from what she has read read and "from my own mistakes".

Monica enjoys writing about everyday things, and feels that a poem can be found anywhere. Her family continues to play a most important part in her writing. They have always had confidence in her, even when she wasn’t so sure of herself. Family and friends have been the “subjects” of much of her better poetry, as “Love makes for a fertile garden in which poetry can grow”.

About her writing, Monica explains "I feel poetry need not be written in a complicated language for the select few. I find, even in the brevity of poetry the freedom of expression, and in that there is freedom in expression.” She feels what is most important in writing a poem is the sharing. The two must go hand-in-hand, as it is the sharing/experience of the poem which makes it live. “Many times, people experience the same feelings but do not know how or are unable to express them. To see that the poet has felt or experienced what they have provides a precious link with another, giving a sense of belonging.”

Monica is the author of Days of Fine Gray Ash (a collection of poems regarding the many nuances of love, which was endorsed by Poet/Author Nikki Giovanni), available through her web site, Expresso Cafe . Her poems have been published in many national and international journals.

Most recently, she has had poems purchased for two of author June Cotner’s books: To Have and to Hold: Prayers for Newlyweds and Miracles of Motherhood: Prayers and Poems for a New Mother, both of which where released in spring 2007. Another of her poems is being kept by Ms. Cotner for a future book. Monica also has had several poems included in many of the PoetWorks Press anthologies, the latest of which— Baby Boomer Birthright— was released in October 2008.

Monica enjoys reading and exploring her family ancestry, as well as her new-found love of photography, which she calls “silent poetry”. She has been experimenting with creating Haiku-Photography, a form which has recently risen from the original Haiga (Haiku Painting). Two of her Haiku-Photography poems were published in the February 2008 issue of Sketchbook -- A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms.

In August 2008, she released her first book of photography with, Going Coastal, a coffee table book containing photographs of coastal areas from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan and smaller areas in between. Her second book with, Dog-matized: The Comical Truth of LIfe with a Jack-A-Bee was released in September 2008.

Monica welcomes all correspondence at

Birth Place
Cleveland, OH USA

Winner of Golden Web Award for 2003-2004, IAWMD (International Association of Web Masters and Designers)

Featured Book
North Star
by Kim Glassman

“North Star" is about Wayne, who is thrown into prison, for a murder he did not commit, and the prison computer, Janet, who falls in love with Wayne, and then evolves int..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
The Education Jungle: How To Motivate, Educate and Graduate
by Will Clark

Education for our children will never be improved, or really effective, while national education policies maintain its tight grip on our education system. Their education..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.