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John Warner Smith’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Callaloo, Antioch Review, Transition, The Worcester Review, and other literary journals. His debut poetry collection, A Mandala of Hands, was published by Aldrich Press / Kelsay Books in 2015. Smith’s poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology. A Cave Canem Fellow, Smith earned his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. His poetry can be found at


Soul Be A Witness, a poetry collection by John Warner Smith, is now available from MadHat Press.


MadHat Press is the non-profit publishing arm of the annual multimedia e-zine, MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review), and a production of MadHat, Inc.

MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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