Robert Lavett Smith lives in San Francisco where he works as a Special Education Paraprofessional for the San Francisco Unified School District. He is the author of four small-press chapbooks and, most recently, of a full-length collection, Everything Moves With A Disfigured Grace (Alsop Review Press, 2006). A collection of his sonnets, Smoke In Cold Weather, will be published by the Full Court Press sometime this summer, 2012.