Corey Michael Smithson is a multi-media artist currently living in Kansas City. His work explores various dimensions of queerness, identity, gender, eroticism, self-expression, biology, history, beauty, shock, fear, and love. He has dedicated his life to the service of art.
"RELISHED VICES" is an unorthodox self-portrait, a collection of essays describing a few transformative years in the life of a queer American artist. Struggling to come to terms with his alcoholism, loneliness, and depression, he attempts a period of total sobriety, only to discover a much deeper connection to his own life.
An unusual and thrilling adventure story, set within a self-contained universe of competing cultures and dangerous magic, "Young Pim And The Goblins" explores the unexpected consequences of freedom, through the eyes of a former slave on the cusp of adulthood.
In this engaging memoir, a homeless American artist flees New York to backpack across India. Armed with a wry sense of humor and boundless curiosity, he crisscrosses a dazzling, fragile, complicated country. Alternately joyous and wistful, "Lost Among The Marigolds" describes an unforgettable journey, an amazing land, and the wondrous complexities of the human condition.