Silver Birch Press author Joan Jobe Smith is currently on tour in England and France with her husband, fellow poet Fred Voss. They were thoughtful enough to ask a friend to snap this photo and forward it — despite their hectic schedule. Thank you Fred & Joan!

Here are some highlights of their schedule:

On July 5th, Joan and Fred were featured performers at the 2012 Humber Mouth Literature/Arts Festival in Hull, England, at the Hull Truck Theatre (

On July 13,  Joan and Fred will read in London at the Betsey Trotwood (

The poets have spent the past few days in Paris, where they appeared at a number of exciting venues. More details to come.

On August 16, 2012, Silver Birch Press will release Joan Jobe Smith’s years-in-the-making book, Charles Bukowski Epic Glottis: His Art & His Women (& me)

Photo: Adelle Stripe