Poetry. TO THE DARK ANGELS is a compassionate, transcendent journey through the mysteries, myths, and struggles of our time. It is dark at times, yet richly luminous, woven from the fiery brightness of love and a gentle humor, as Jared Smith employs the depth of a half-century of poetic craft and hard-earned experience in exploring the profound value of human dignity placed against the cosmic dance we share with all life, the earth, and the unknowable itself. This is a deeply resonant song of maturity, which ultimately fills the reader with a sense of peace and joy that will last a lifetime.
Jared Smith is the author of 16 volumes of poetry and editor of several volumes of applied science. He has served on the Editorial Board of several literary magazines, including The New York Quarterly, Home Planet News, The Pedestal Magazine, and Turtle Island Quarterly, in addition to the boards of literary and arts non-profits in New York, Illinois, and Colorado. His poetry and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary journals and anthologies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, France, Taiwan, and Mainland China.
Recognized for his work in both the arts and sciences, Jared got his undergraduate and graduate degrees from New York University. He taught at NYU's Reading Institute and LaGuardia Community College (CCNY,) before working as Vice President at The Energy Bureau, Inc.; Associate Director of Education and Research at Institute of Gas Technology, where his work included serving as an Advisor on Critical Infrastructure vulnerabilities to several White House Commissions under President Clinton; and finally as Special Appointee to Argonne National Laboratory. He lives with his wife in Ellicott City, Maryland.