Michael G. Smith is an early-retired chemist. His poetry and essays have been published or are forthcoming in many literary journals and anthologies, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, the Kerf, Nimrod, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, Superstition Review, and other literary journals and anthologies. A chapbook, The Dark is Different in Reverse, was published by Bitterzoet Press in 2013. NO SMALL THINGS, a book of poetry, was published by Tres Chicas Books in 2014. He has had writing residencies at Jentel (Banner, WY) and with the Spring Creek Project (Oregon State University) at Shotpouch Cabin and the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. He lives in Santa Fe, NM.