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From the Desk of … Curtis Smith

This week I asked author Curtis Smith to share a picture and tell us about his desk:

a photograph of the desk of author Curtis Smith

My writing desk was salvaged from a friend’s attic—a remnant from their art school days. Thank you, Steve and Louise. I do all my writing longhand first—planning, first draft, revision. Then the typing, which is a different desk. I won’t show you that desk—for me, writing and typing are two different beasts. There’re post-it notes on my desk, memos to myself. On the right, I keep a folded paper, the day’s to-do list, which I try to slap together the night before. On the left, some photocopied passages from work I admire—reminders that my own work could always be better. – Curtis Smith
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Erin Dorney is the poetry editor for Third Point Press and lives in Minnesota. Follow her on Twitter at @edorney or learn more at

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