Douglas M. Smith has been a social worker and community organizer for forty-one years with stops in Chicago, Detroit, Ypsilanti, and most recently in rural Western Washtenaw County. He is the co-editor of In Drought Time: Scenes From Rural and Small Town Life, an anthology of art and poetry published in 2005 by Mayapple Press, and was a finalist in the 2016 Mudfish Magazine and the 2017 New Guard Knightville Poetry contests. He was a Semi-finalist in the 2016 Concrete Wolf Press poetry book competition. His poetry has been published in Third Wednesday, Sheila-Na-Gig, Caesura, Mudfish, Slant, Last Call: An Anthology of Wine, Beer, and Spirits; World Enough Writers, and in Quiet Diamonds 2018. He is currently working on a novel set in Detroit during the 1980’s when he was a tenant organizer in the Cass Corridor. He lives with his family on twenty acres of woods and prairie in Sylvan Township, Michigan. Social Work and Other Myths, 2019.