J. Celan Smith


J. Celan Smith is a global nomad, raised in Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and the USA. After settling in Portland, Oregon, he was educated in psychology, philosophy, religion and literature at Oregon State University, Multnomah Seminary and Emory University. He has taught at Emory and in Indonesia, Spain and the USA. He loves language, myth, romance, and imagination. Currently he lives on a horse farm near Asheville, North Carolina, where he writes, meditates, hikes, enjoys music, gardens, paints, and listens to nature. He is available for readings and speaking engagements.

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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
The compelling story of one man's sexual drive to procreate under impossible circumstances. Provocative, disturbing, and intense, this story blisters through a young man's radical reaction to a rare problem in which Cam strives desperately to achieve his own masculinity. Diabolical at times, Virility is a wild exploration into what it means to become a real man.
Nobody's Children
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,490. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Who are nobody's children? And why? This heart-pounding international novel thrills you into the breath-taking labyrinth of two global nomads. At its heart is the haunting memory of a secretive, religious private school in Malaysia, and a mysterious place called the Pony Hut. Journeying through love, crime, and redemption, you'll seek your own peace with that formative place you'll learn to share.
Grey-Dark Poems for Young Intellectuals
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Inspired by language poetry and the work of Merwin, Bonnefoy, Celan and others, these poems explore the dark beauty of silence, emptiness, difference, solitude, estrangement, evolution, loss, love and time. They are radical acts of interiorization that push the limits of language into mystery and sublimity. The poems attempt some sort of reconciliation within fragmentation and modern loss.
Self-Portrait in a Lucent Coil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
This full-length collection of poems explores its themes through a radical questioning of natural experience and social life using an entirely fresh imagery and symbolism. Rising from the experience of aloneness, winter, night, space, time, maps, and destiny, it probes mystery to attempt some possibility for what is Real in the Unreal and pushes language into new interpretations.
A Poem of Science, Or This Our Frost-Weary Harbor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,830. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Historical » General
A magisterial and powerfully original poetic epic of science history, this book presents with lyrical magic the triumphs and struggles of key sciences that have altered and shaped the terrain of modern culture. It skillfully combines praise and criticism for the various key figures and revolutionary moments in this history, including their breakthroughs and their personal struggles.

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