S. M. Shuford


I am an independent artist, poet, book blogger and reviewer. I translate the haunted vessels of novelties I dream into living ghosts of words and equations.
My work is a strange dichotomy of industrial and organic. I write both dark and light poetry of all types, experiments and sub-genres.

Many of my haiku compilations and smaller collections of poetry are free or name-your-price. Please consider sharing them on any platform you prefer if you enjoy my work.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I had an image in my head of a man drifting through space, he was no longer himself but a parasite which had found him in the void, so I had sketched a drawing of this and somehow words formed from it. It sounds odd that a book called Cosmic Love should come from a galactic tapeworm, but that's what caused it. The cover art is the same character from that picture but I changed it to look more retro and romantic than science-fiction.
How do you approach cover design?
Brutal yet haphazard dedication - I design my own and it's a somewhat wearing (but worth it) process of sketching and digital clean-up. Not perfect maybe, but I love that it directly showcases the personality I had in mind for the book.
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Where to find S. M. Shuford online


Infinite Summer
You set the price! Words: 950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Infinite Summer is a love that peaks and dies like the sun’s warmth. Mystical and melancholic, these haiku express the deep agony of love and memories lost to the golden enchantments of midsummer, and broken by the decay of winter thereafter.

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dark fantasy    dreams    fantasy    free book    haiku    poetry    romance    surreal    theme poetry    womens poetry   

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Smashwords book reviews by S. M. Shuford

  • Divorce on Feb. 23, 2018

    Absolutely stunning poetry.