In The Margins E2: Running and Writing

An Interview with Crystal Simone Smith

Get inspired every 1st and 3rd Tuesday! Produced by, “In the Margins” is a dialogue with Tate Street Managing Editor, Abigail Browning, and special guests about the creative process of writing, publishing, and the inside knowledge of the literary world.  Listeners of all skills, backgrounds, and interests are invited to share in the conversation with editors, writers, and creative minds.

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E2 Guest: Poet Crystal Simone Smith


Crystal Simone Smith, poet and Managing Editor of Backbone Press,  discusses her new chapbook, “Running Music” (Longleaf Press, 2014) which explores her experiences as a  runner, family, and grief. As one who began writing professionally as an adult, Smith says, “It’s never too late to find poetry.”

Crystal Simone Smith was raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland and educated in North Carolina at Bennett College, UNC-Greensboro, and Queens University of Charlotte. She is also Managing Editor for Backbone Press and currently lives in Durham, NC, where she teaches Composition and Creative Writing.

Podcast Notes

Inspirational Poets


Routes Home (Finishing Line Press) by Crystal Simone Smith
Finishing Line Press:

Running Music (Longleaf Press) by Crystal Simone Smith
Longleaf Press:

Haiku Poetry Form

Inspirational Poetry

Crystal’s Book Recommendations

North Carolina Poetry Networks

North Carolina Poetry Society:


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