Ed Smith was an unsung hero of L.A.’s poetry world. The punk poet is finally getting his due

JULY 19, 2019

David Trinidad’s Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith reviewed by David L. Ulin in the Los Angeles Times. 

“What makes this work is the implication that, even as he speaks for himself, Smith is speaking for all of us. I did not know him, although I know many of his peers and contemporaries, including Trinidad, but the existence he describes is one I recognize. “

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