August Smith is a student and an amateur poet currently living in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born and raised in Iron Mountain, MI.

Upperpeninsula contains poems mostly written in the summer of 2012, with a couple of them having been written in late 2010 and early 2011.

The poem “Usually Not This Sad” was published in The Longest Salmon issue #4 (here) on 7/7/2012.

Thank you to Marcus Khoury for being an extremely helpful editor and friend (he also wrote an extremely flattering piece about Upperpeninsula on his blog).

(There is another blog post about it here.)

Thanks to Steven for the design assistance, the URL, and for helping make the hard copies of Upperpeninsula a real thing.


photo by Steven Michael Holmes