Josh Smith - Logo
The logo of straight-edge Buffalo poet Josh Smith.
Is he crazy? Josh Smith left the world of stand-up comedy to pursue full-time professional poetry. The move sounds counterintuitive, but has paid dividends to Smith who has since captured two Best of Buffalo awards and the cover of Artvoice, as well as publication in Ploughshares, and sundry other accomplishments. Josh has stood left of center throughout his life, being a member of the straight-edge culture, a motorcyclist, and an out and proud Taylor Swift fan. (From: joshsmithpoetry.com)