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Brent L. Smith

Brent L. Smith is the author of Edendale Society, Nation of Dirty Assholes, Pipe Dreams on Pico, and his latest Gambling Hell in No Time (Far West Press, TBA). For nearly a decade, Brent was senior contributing writer for Flaunt Magazine & music editor for Janky Smooth, covering the 2010s garage rock wave & traversing the occult dimensions of Hollywood. As copy editor, his recent projects include Ritual by Damien Echols & The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners. He’s been commissioned to write the authorized biography of Cory Wells, singer of the 70s rock band Three Dog Night. Brent’s mother is hypnotherapist & UFO researcher Yvonne Smith. His upbringing informed his explorations into esoterica, psychonautics & American mythos. His work has appeared in L.A. Weekly, Hobart Pulp, MUFON Journal & Reality Sandwich. He received his MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics under the tutelage of Penny Arcade, DJ Spooky, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore, Daniel Pinchbeck & Anne Waldman. He resides in his native Los Angeles.

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