Here’s what L.A. legend Charles Bukowski had to say about Joan Jobe Smith, author of the soon-to-be-released Silver Birch Press title Charles Bukowski Epic Glottis: His Art & His Women (& me): 

The poems of Joan Jobe Smith have the reality of force properly put down on paper…a game girl…she cuts herself loose into the stratosphere…a strange woman, a strange, good, basic woman.”