Curtis Smith has published close to a hundred stories and essays. His work has been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing. He’s worked with small presses to publish five story collections, three novels, and an essay collection. His most recent book is Beasts and Men, a story collection from Press 53. In early 2015, Dock Street Press will put out his next book, Communion, a collection of essays. The following year Aqueous Books will release Lovepain, his next novel.