"Thought exists and has this book's solidity... [In Martin Corless-Smith's beautifully etched dictions, there is an older English we only now recognize, caught midway between England and America but rooted in both, and in bodies and consciousness, in the struggles of this century, where 'substance and accident' deliver us to presence, in 'modest love'." (Erin Moure)
Martin Corless-Smith is the author of ENGLISH FRAGMENTS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SOUL, SWALLOWS, NOTA, COMPLETE TRAVELS, and Of Piscator, as well as several chapbooks. He was Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers Workshop, and holds an MFA in Fine Arts and Printmaking from SMU and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University at Utah. He is currently the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Boise State University.