Meet the Poet
Ian C Smith
Ian C. Smith was born in the UK and, after migrating to Australia, eventually settled in the Gippsland Lakes district of south-east Victoria. Smith overcame a period of criminal activity and subsequent imprisonment to see the value of wordpower, to educate himself and to write poetry and short stories. He wrote about these experiences in an article in Overland in 1997. His poetry has appeared in Cordite, Social Alternatives, Australian Poetry Journal, Poetry New Zealand, The Best Australian Poetry, Chiron Review, London Grip, New Contrast (South Africa), Poetry Salzburg Review, and Two-Thirds North (Sweden), among many others. He has authored seven books, the latest of which is wonder sadness madness joy (Ginninderra: Port Adelaide). Read.