Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

"Your Future is Not As A Person of Letters"

“If I had been shown these poems by one of my undergraduates and asked, Shall I go on with it?, I would have rubbed my forehead and said, On the whole, my dear, probably not. Your future is not as a person of letters,” Bloom pronounced. “But they would by no means have seemed to me unworthy of my attention.”

Harold Bloom on the two published poems of Occidental College undergraduate Barry H. Obama.