Mende Smith is the author of two collections of poetry “HollywoodLand”(Noble Swine) and Veritas Cabaret (Lummox Press)more than thirty additional pieces have been featured in anthology, small press projects, and Lit Zines. (poem and prose form), as well as a number of essays, feature magazine articles, and interviews. Smith’s poems have been performed or received public readings in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, and her 2012 online radio venue “Writing on Demand” was a smash hit on satellite radio. In 2014, in Los Angeles, Smith founded “The Writers Round Talk Show” at one of LA’s oldest venues, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. Smith studied poetics and journalism in pursuit of her writing career. She works as editor for a variety of works for small presses and is also active as a script editor for Find Art Films. Her debut novel “Emerald City” is due out in 2015.