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Bud Smith works heavy construction and lives in Jersey City, NJ. He is the author of Teenager (forthcoming from Vintage in spring of ’22), Double Bird (Maudlin House, 2018), Dust Bunny City (Disorder Press, 2017), among others. His fiction has been published in The Paris Review, and The Nervous Breakdown. He is also a creative writing teacher and editor.

Contact:
Email: budsmithwrites@gmail.com
Twitter: @bud_smith

Representation:
Mike Mungiello
mike@inkwellmanagement.com




Books

•Teenager (Vintage, Spring ’22)
Double Bird [Maudlin House]
• Dust Bunny City [Disorder Press]
• Calm Face [House of Vlad]
• F250 [Piscataway House]


Selected Stories

• Violets [The Paris Review]
• Rewild [New World Writing]
• Good Gravy [Dark Fucking Wizard]
• Service [Wigleaf]
• Gling Gling Gling [Joyland]
• Tiger Blood [Hobart]
• Agatha [PANK]
• Double Bird [Wigleaf]
• The Lost Girls [WhiskeyPaper]
• Scanner, and Goblin [JUKED]
• Wolves [Smokelong]
• 3 Kids [Wigleaf]
• Birthday! [Spork]
• Everybody’s Darlin’ [Potluck]
• Franklin [Funhouse]
• A Letter From Your Secret Admirer [Talking Book]
• When I touch Your Face [Leopardskin and Limes]
• E-A-D-G-B-E [People Holding]
• Junior In The Tunnels [SmokeLong Quarterly]


Poetry


• Rabbit Driving Cellphone [Paper Darts]
• Five Poems [Hobart]
• Take a Penny, Leave a Penny [The Nervous Breakdown]
• Rachel In Her Swimsuit [No Tokens]
• Where You Were Dead [The Nervous Breakdown]
• Girl Gone Swimming [Autre]


Essays

• The Year in Naps [Hazlitt]
Safety Meeting [The Point]

Good Luck [The Nervous Breakdown]

• Butterfly – Episode Negative One
• Popsicle – Episode One
• Turkey Baby – Episode Two
• Elegy – Episode Three
• First Memory – Episode Four
• Cults – Episode Five
• Playboys – Episode Six
• Oblique Strategies – Episode Seven
• Blue Skies – Episode Eight
• Dreams – Episode Nine
• Melissa – Episode Ten
• Bullfrog – Episode Eleven
• Grasshopper – Episode Twelve
• Art – Episode Thirteen
• Little Guy – Episode Fourteen
• Suicide in Bed – Episode Fifteen
• Salad – Episode Sixteen
• Block – Episode Seventeen
• Rewrite – Episode Eighteen
• Eggshells – Episode Nineteen
• Birds – Episode Twenty
• (and Durak) – Episode Twenty-One
• Fish Hook – Episode Twenty-Two
• Alcoholics – Episode Twenty-Three [Hobart]
• Jane – Episode Twenty-Four
• Trees – Episode Twenty-Five
• William and Me – Episode Twenty-Six
• After Death Valley – Episode Twenty-Seven
• Beach Boys – Episode Twenty-Eight
• Claudius Jr. – Episode Twenty-Nine
• Mystery – Episode Thirty
• A Cloud – Episode Thirty-One
• Two Cats – Episode Thirty-Two
• Salt and Pepper – Episode Thirty-Three
• Friends – Episode Thirty-Four
• Dear Thunderclap – Episode Thirty-Five
• How to Write a Story – Episode Thirty-Six
• Survival – Episode Thirty-Seven
• Q & A – Episode Thirty-Eight
• QQ & AA – Episode Thirty-Nine
• Memory House – Episode Forty
• Call For Submissions – Episode Forty-One
• Cul-de-sac – Episode Forty-Two
• Good Luck – Episode Forty-Three
• Death – Episode Forty-Four
• Blank – Episode Forty-Five
• The Editor – Episode Forty-Six
• Self – Episode Forty-Seven
• Control – Episode Forty-Eight
• Sorry Party – Episode Forty-Nine
• Red Sky – Episode Fifty
• Eviction – Episode Fifty-One
• Rewilding – Episode Fifty-Two
• Quiz – Episode Fifty-Three
• Trying – Episode Fifty-Four
• Directions – Episode Fifty-Five
• Bleeding & Laughing – Episode Fifty-Six
• Arrows – Episode Fifty-Seven
• Budwulf – Episode Fifty-Eight
• Last Memories – Episode Fifty-Nine
• Demolition – Episode Sixty

INTERVIEWS

• w/ The Creative Independent
• w/ Proximity Magazine
• w/ The Rumpus
• Otherppl Podcast #373
• Otherppl Podcast #496