News & Projects

  • My new play Hamlet in Love ran for two weekends in November 2010 in the new Black Box Theatre at Silverton High School. Watch these pages for the text and photos of the production.
  • I was a guest critic at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Ames, Iowa, in January 2011, coaching student critics, picking one of them to go to the National Critics Institute in Washington.

Current activities
  • Preparing Light/Man, a memoir of John P. Dodd, for publication by Fast Books
  • Revising my memoir, Love & Work
  • Passively seeking publisher for my novel, First, the Shipwreck: A Cat’s Tale
  • Silverton Poetry Association (treasurer), organizing 11th annual Silverton Poetry Festival, March 26-April 3, 2011
  • Ongoing blog (

Recent from Fast Books (
  • Every Day Arising, poems by Michael Smith. $25.
  • H. M. Koutoukas, 1937-2010, Remembered by His Friends, edited by Magie Dominic & Michael Smith, with contributions by Robert Heide, Donald L. Brooks, Lisa Jane Persky, Penny Arcade, and others. $12.
  • Azúcar, Tabaco y Café: Visions of Cuba, pictures and text by Ignacio José Fernández Morales. $45.
  • Jesse & Elvis, novel by Vere McCarty. $12. Fast Books are available at Powell’s, from Amazon, or from P. O. Box 1268, Silverton, OR 97381. For shipping and handling, please add $3.50 for first book, plus $1 for each additional book.

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