Four Poems


  • JD Smith Author without academic affiliation.



Ecology, Environment, Ethics of Nature


The four poems on this group touch on environmental issues in ways that reference ecological ethics, with at least indirect consideration of Aldo Leopold's land ethic.


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Author Biography

JD Smith, Author without academic affiliation.

J.D. Smith has published two collections of poetry, The Hypothetical Landscape (Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Series, 1999) and Settling for Beauty (Cherry Grove Collections, 2005). He was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2007. His third collection, Labor Day at Venice Beach, is forthcoming from Cherry Grove Collections in 2012. Smith's work in other genres includes the children's book The Best Mariachi in the World, published in bilingual, Spanish and English editions in 2008 by Raven Tree Press. His essay collection essay collection Dowsing and Science has recently been published by Texas Review Press, named by The Huffington Post as one of the United States' "top fifteen feisty small presses. His one-act play "Dig", produced in London in 2010, has been adapted for film and will be screened at film festivals in 2011 and 2012, beginning with the L.A. Shorts Festival in July. He provides periodic updates at