Born in Brooklyn, New York of Bajan descent, Roger Smith struggled through his teens and twenties with considering himself as a poet. With thoughts of the cliché that poetry “doesn’t put food on the table”, he switched majors and directions continuously during his early years as an undergraduate, until finally declaring himself an English major at Molloy College. As a member of the Honorary Society Lambda Iota Tau, Smith graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English in 2014 while juggling a full-time job with a Telecommunications giant and the commitments of family life. Married since 2002, with three daughters, Smith, a baptized member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, scribes with an intense personal voice and illustrates poetry that generates instant images to his readers, inspirational thoughts of love, yet still deals with the ugly truths of reality. His poetry has been published in the Molloy College Literary Magazine, and he has performed at various venues in New York and plans on continuing to share his gift with the world through being what God has made him, a poet.
Chambers of a Beating Heart is an original compilation of poetry blending four dominant emotions that drive us all. Love, pain, desire, and hope. Compressed and fully expressed through the tar and mortar melting pot of creativity and imagery from a New York upcoming poet.
Laundromats & Lounges is a spontaneous poetic voyage of emotions erupting through the vision of living life as a young, married, Christian, Black father of three, in Working class America with dreams of becoming a laureate from the climactic bond of pen, paper, and creativity.