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Claude Clayton Smith

Claude Clayton Smith

Claude Clayton Smith is Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio Northern University and the author of 8 books and co-editor/translator of two others, most recently MEDITATIONS After the Bear Feast: The Poetic Dialogues of N. Scott Momaday and Yuri Vaella (Shanti Arts, 2016).

His own work has been translated into five languages, including Russian and Chinese.




Origami Microchap
Selected Poem(s)
Claude Clayton Smith CVR Love Notes 2017
Cover: Muses,
a Syroco wall hanging
Poem #4 appeared with a different
epigraph and in slightly different form,
in Arch and Quiver (2006)
Every Origami Microchap
may be printed, for free,
from this website.


Each day
I discover you
Some offhand word
or gesture
stops me
where I stand
and marks
my love for you
from that point on.

Claude Clayton Smith © 2017