Category: ArtCrimes

  • back when I was almost cool

    back when I was almost cool — “Agent of Chaos That would be Steven B. Smith, the man behind Cleveland’s cult classic journal ArtCrimes, a limited edition lit/art publication that emerged during the mid eighties. Now you can order up your own at Steven’s agentofchaos website, launching literary outrageousness, entertaining criticism, art slide show, plus […]

  • Smith reading 2019-02-19 at the Art On Madison gallery

    Seven month old fone video of my Art on Madison reading 2.19.2019, with guest appearance by Lady, hosted by John Burroughs. Video volume is inconsistent due to ceiling heater cutting on and off, plus my soft speaking voice, and lack of a microfone – but it gives you a feel for the rhythm of the […]

  • 6 Russell Atkins poems from Artcrimes

    This fall, Cleveland State University Poetry Center is publishing selected poems by Russell Atkins (1926), co-edited by poets Robert MacDonough and Kevin Prufer. Atkins lost all his personal papers when he went into the hospital then assisted living years ago and the city tore down his house, so they are looking for any poems published […]

  • 10 mail arts 1988 – 1995 – 2002

    5 mail art cards to Stone Ranger & Ann, 1988-1995 postcard to Pappy s art for Artcrimes #14, The Book of Fools, 8.93 art for Artcrimes #20, Sea of Forgetfullness, 7.02 postcard for Mother Dwarf these 10 collages by Steven B. Smith

  • Back Alley

    skyhand Back Alley People get lost in nooks, the nooks and crooks and sometimes the crannies too, not granny crannies or booker nooks or even crooked crook crooks but kooks and cravings and unwashed bathings and the flat footed vagaries of too cooked arteries of oft farted smarteries leaving lust in the dust with the […]

  • gone Gehry fishin’

    Frank Gehry’s Glass Fish, Walker Sculptural Garden Minneapolios MN – fotos Smith

  • I arrived 9 yrs after d.a. levy’s suicide

    Cleveland’s three best known poets are Hart Crane (who lived here early in his life), Langston Hughes (who lived here early in his life) and d.a. levy (who lived here all 26 years of his life). Two other prominent Cleveland poets would be Russell Atkins (born 1926 and still here) and Daniel Thompson (1935-2004). I […]

  • Surreal Thing

    Cover foto by Jerry Mann For a week in March 2000, everywhere I went in Cleveland I saw my face staring back at me from newspaper boxes, coffee house counters, internet cafes, diners, paraphernalia shops. It was the week after I turned 54 and I was the cover story for the Free Times, a weekly […]

  • deep cleveland press & artcrimes donate to homeless

    Sleeping With My Sock and other poems by Jack McGuane – a deep cleveland press publication Mark Kuhar has suggested all of the profits from sales of his deep cleveland press publications and all sales of my old ArtCrimes back issues (which Mark has been handling since Lady and I left the country in 2006) […]


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