Literary Nonfiction. In this collection of eighteen essays, Curtis Smith offers one man's perspective on birth and death, tattoos and Halloween, freshman psych and children's literature. Smith asks a lot of questions and, in the process, discovers that answers aren't always in ample supply. Primarily writing about fatherhood and the discoveries made alongside his son, Smith's crystalline prose frames moments that will both fill and break your heart. WITNESS is not just a book but a testament to the joys and beauty all around us begging to be discovered.
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Curtis Smith's stories and essays have appeared in over seventy literary journals. His work has been named on The Best American Short Stories Distinguished Stories List, The Best American Mystery Stories Distinguished Stories List, and the Notable Writing list of The Best American Spiritual Writing. His books include LOVEPAIN (Braddock Avenue Books), COMMUNION (Dock Street Press), WITNESS (sunnyoutside), and more. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and son.Author City: HERSHEY, PA USA