"When you emerge from your battle with Graves Grow Bigger, one thing you're convinced of is that poets grow bigger too, as least in the case of Smith himself." —Hugh Fox, author, Defiance
"Utterly original." —William Packard, founder and editor, New York Quarterly, on Smith's previous work
"There is a kind of certainty that seems to characterize Jared Smith's best work, an understanding about place and the flow of spirit that makes you think of Thoreau along with a commitment as fierce as that of Pablo Neruda." —Joseph Bruchac, author, Between Earth and Sky
"Years ago, on my author-interview show on NPR, I hailed Jared as 'the most important new voice in American poetry since Walt Whitman.'" —Walter James Miller, professor, New York University
"Smith not only writes about the hardscrabble life of the workingman, but his own rebirth as a poet." —Ibbetson Street Press
"Smith is unafraid of content in an age when poetry often has nothing to say, and even less on the page except for brilliant wordplay. Smith confronts the major issues of our time, going beyond the merely glib." —Virtual Artists Collective Poetry
About the Author
Jared Smith is the author of Song of the Blood: An Epic, Walking the Perimeters of the Plate Glass Window Factory, and Where Images Become Imbued with Time. His writing has been featured in hundreds of publications over the past 30 years, including National Public Radio, The New York Quarterly, and Rhino.