Bud Smith

Location Washington Heights, NYC
Occupation writer/works heavy construction
Website http://www.budsmithwrites.com

Books by Bud Smith
  • by Vincent Truman
    CreateSpace, 2011.

  • by Bud Smith, Lydia McDonald, Lisa Mitchell Parker, Joe Saldib...
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

  • by Bud Smith
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.
  • About Me

    I'm 32 years old—living in New York City. I sit next to my open window and listen to the moon scrape across the tips of adjacent buildings and on good night, my own. I like beer more than soda and soda less than water.

    Why do you write?

    I'm inspired by neon signs. Deep sea fish that glow in the depths. Mixtapes on cassette. Pretty girls who can type at high speed and drive shitty cars that may or may not catch on fire.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    My favorite books right now are

    1) Jesus' Son- Denis Johnson
    2) In Watermelon Sugar- Richard Brautigan
    3) Reasons to Live- Amy Hempel

    Bud Smith's Wall

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Nov 03, 2014

    I love compliments from Bud Smith because Bud Smith is one of my favorite writers. Review forthcoming. Glad you like the rainbow.

    J.A. Pak – Aug 26, 2014

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on "...Leaves". I like beer better than soda too.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 21, 2014

    Hola, amigo! Gracias for readin' and appreciatin' Bloodless.

    Michelle Elvy – Sep 15, 2013

    Oho! I love that pepsi can floating poem... wow, cool.

    Bill Yarrow – Apr 06, 2013

    Thanks, Bud, for searching out and liking "I Am Not a Corpse." Really appreciate it!

    Tina Barry – Apr 05, 2013

    Hi Bud, Thanks so much for the insightful read and comments about "Float to Water," and thanks for the star (which didn't show up in the #'s. Weird). I thought "Hot Rocks" was terrific and not only for the music it references. How can anyone not fall for a girl that travels with a suitcase full of flowers?

    Jane Flett – Jan 28, 2013

    Hi Bud, you like all the things I like. I thought you should know that and I'm going to go read your stories now.

    John Riley – Jan 12, 2013

    Bud, thanks for you nice comment about "Testimony" from a fellow Denis Johnson fan.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 08, 2013

    Belated than you for your wonderful comment on Pig Girl.

    Nathaniel Tower – Jan 08, 2013

    Bud, I hope you kill plenty of cockroaches after printing my story.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 07, 2013

    Thanks for your comment on Conversation.

    Tina Barry – Jan 07, 2013

    Thanks for commenting on "Light, Now," Bud, and thanks for the star!

    Tina Barry – Jan 07, 2013

    Thanks for commenting on "Light, Now," Bud, and thanks for the star!

    Gessy Alvarez – Dec 29, 2012

    Thanks, Bud for reading "Menthol." Glad you liked it. I grew up near the Dyckman side of Fort Tryon Park. The park was my escape as a kid.

    Robert Vaughan – Dec 08, 2012

    I am grateful for your recent comments on "What Some Boys Do," Bud!

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Dec 01, 2012

    p.s. mixtapes on cassette! fuckin' aye! I've never burned a cd in my life and it is likely I never will. Keepin' it old school.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Dec 01, 2012

    Hi Bud, happy to read your stuff and share feedback. I love your voice. I'm also real grateful that you took the time to read and give me insight on Bullshit Rodeo. I've recently read In Watermelon Sugar and Jesus' Son. Love 'em both!

    Tina Barry – Oct 29, 2012

    Hi Bud, Hope you're staying safe in this hurricane. Thanks for digging up "Don't Grieve for Fish," and for such kind words. Much appreciated. I have another piece, "Your Last Rooster," posted yesterday, if you want to give it a read.

    John Riley – Oct 29, 2012

    Thanks, Bud for for reading and commenting on "Muddy Creek." Delighted you like it.

    Gary V. Powell – Oct 17, 2012

    Thanks for the read and comment on "Maalox" Bud.

    Jerry Ratch – Oct 03, 2012

    Thanks for the fave, Bud! Appreciated very much.

    John Riley – Sep 18, 2012

    Bud, thank you for your generous comment on my story "Honor Grade."

    Tina Barry – Sep 17, 2012

    Hi Bud, Thanks for digging up "A New Tattoo." Your comments and star made my night.

    Bud Smith – Sep 05, 2012

    Yeah, Misti! I got on here from reading that excellent poem of yours with "Taking your Kid to Sonic" gotta track that down, going to your page now!

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Sep 05, 2012

    Good to see ya here, Bud.

    Bud Smith – Aug 28, 2012

    Yeah Sally, this young person loves the living fuck out of In Watermelon Sugar!

    Sally Reno – Aug 28, 2012

    Welcome Bud! Young people read Brautigan today? You've made my day.

    Bud Smith – Aug 27, 2012

    Thanks, Robert!

    Robert Vaughan – Aug 27, 2012

    Welcome to Fictionaut, Bud!

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