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Aaron Lake Smith aaronlakesmith@gmail.com

Riding the Dirty Dog: A Love Song to the Greyhound Underworld-VICE print-Scammers Issue

Raising a Stink About Spreading Sewage Sludge-Al Jazeera America, in Partnership with the Nation Investigative Fund

The New Roma Ghettos: Slovakia's Ongoing Segregation Nightmare-VICE

Essay on Peter Dimock and "George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time"-The American Reader

The Czechs of Montauk-VICE

Protestant Work Ethic-The American Reader

Only the Good Die Young-Vice--November 2012

Death of The American Hobo-Vice October 2012

Dispatch from the Democratic National Convention-Vice

Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur Domoslawski-Bookforum online

Chumbawamba's Long Voyage-Jacobin Magazine

Life Cage: Some Notes On the Millennials-Vice

Meet My Grandpa: A Visit to Elkin, NC-Vice

Interview with Chris R. Morgan, publisher of Biopsy Magazine-Vice

Outdoor Bookstore-Independent Weekly

Slacker at Twenty-n + 1 Film Review

10 Best New Restaurants--Raleigh, NC Ashley Christensen Mini-Empire-GQ Magazine 2012

Peeling Oniontown-Vice

Body-Checked By a Beep-Utne Reader

Pre-Occupy--Notes on Zucotti Park -The Smart Set

What Constitutes Terrorism?-Indy Weekly (RDU)

Flower Cutter- They Magazine #3

Dispatch from a Dying Borders- Bookforum

Young People (fiction)- Elimae

The Book of Job-n + 1

The Armory Show-Idiom Magazine

Interview with Luc Sante-The Rumpus

It's Morning In Griftopia: An Interview with Matt Taibbi- GQ

Steve Albini Interview on The Future of Radio and Why He Wants GQ To Fail- GQ

TEN DAWNS(Fiction)- Evergreen Review

Sauntering Down the Tracks (Cuban Trains Travel Piece) - Newsweek

Why Christopher Hitchens Doesn't Matter- The Rumpus

Chinatown's Long Tendrils: Bargain Buses Reach the Mississippi-The New York Observer

Cometbus #52: The Spirit of St. Louis--Essay/Review-The Rumpus

Vive Le Tarnac 9! The French Tradition of Brainy Sabotage Lives On-VICE Magazine, April 2010

Corporate Court Acting in Secret, Citizens Locked Out-Alternet

One Night in Christania- N + 1

The Social Networking Job-Truthout.org

Jason Diamond reviews 'Unemployment' The Rumpus

Among the Believers - Nonfiction The Abu Dhabi Review

Postcard from Cairo, IL- TIME Magazine

Interview with Sam Mcpheeters(Born Against) on Economic Collapse- Vol 1. Brooklyn

The Maw - Fiction- Epilogue Magazine

Warm Womb-Fiction-3:AM Magazine

Kim - Fiction- Epilogue Magazine

Judith Malina and the Anarchist Provo - Evergreen Review 2009

NYU Occupation Media Round-up- Arthur Magazine 2009

Shoe Heard Round the World - Truthout December 2008

Spruced Up, but some prefer Scruffy - New York Times October 2008

Interview with Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie - Brooklyn Rail October 2008

Friday, January 15, 2010

BELLAMEADE STREET (2006)

Patrick asleep on the orange recliner
the soft whirring of the electric fan
late afternoon sun pouring in open windows
downtown Greensboro waiting outside,
cast in ancient white marble, immutable stagnant
weathered by the seasons
a portrait of Southern Greco-Roman stability the sun on
dust specks rising up en masse from a piece of carpet
books scattered on shelves and tables, across Patrick’s lap
years of pleasant memories here
I come back to this in-between place.
sleeping in the closet, a warm womb with white walls
fistdeep in the soggy mush of ancient, nigh-forgotten details
the visceral tracers of stories I can’t recall
quotations memorized and then promptly forgotten
you remember the shape, the outline
a garbled mash of intonations
abandoned buildings and the Quadratic Equation
drunkenly broken into.

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