published by Marginalia: North Hollywood, CA (2014)
“Everything Neon is a collection of poetry that inverts the concept of rigorous city life and offers up a gorgeous seasonal progression from street to sky … a subway ride littered with apartment urban lengends and take out tales that present the reader with this: peace in the shape of unrestrained love.“ – Amanda Deo, publisher, Thunderclap!
“A series of love poems for a lover and a city, intertwined in a way that was beautifully mystifying.“ Heather Dorn, poetry editor, Uno Kudo
I don’t have a lot of time for bells & whistles, but Bud Smith is easily one of our greatest living poets and writers. Bud’s poetry reminds me of William Carlos Williams screaming about the end of the world directly into his cat’s litter box. His writing reminds me of Homer standing with a jug of wine in his hand on the edge of Athens as the onslaught from Sparta is coming. Like I said, I am not one for bells and whistles, but you NEED to pick up his poetry, right now & right away.
—Frank Reardon, author, Blood Music
Some examples of the poems found inside
You Can Remain Anonymous
Where You Were Dead
(at The Nervous Breakdown)
“Concrete narrative stories with abstract thoughts and philosophies. You can’t go wrong you will find drunken enlightenment in every piece.” The Idiom Magazine