Olan L. Smith was born in Huntsville, Missouri in 1953. He graduated from Westran High School in 1971 and went on to receive two degrees in higher education.  He graduated in 1978 from Northwest Christian College in Eugene Oregon with a B.S. degree and a Masters degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.  Olan first published poetry in 1985 in two literary publications;  "Earthwise," University of Miami, Florida, and "Alura Poetry," Vol. X, No 2 Fall, 1985; Minnesota.  Other published poems from Olan L. Smith (Cotton Jones) can be found in "Poetry Train America," by John E. Wordslinger (edited by Charles H. Gragg), 2013; "The Universe Inside," edited by Eva Xanithopoulos, 2012.

First Wattpad featured eBook:
http://www.wattpad.com/story/10028552-journey-home

"Folly" was also featured by Wattpad, https://www.wattpad.com/44669876-folly

Olan is happy to announce that his eBook "The Wizard!" is now a featured story on Wattpad, yea; "The Wizard!" is his second featured collection of poems. https://www.wattpad.com/story/30816974-the-wizard

I am pleased to have four of my poems included in the fine eBook, "Songs for the Sea," make sure to check out the music as well as the fine poetry offering. http://songsforthesea.weebly.com/olan-l-smith.html

Wattpad's Paranormal Community has chosen to publish a couple of my poems on it's "Haunted Verses" site, check it out. https://www.wattpad.com/story/69316367-haunted-verses-paranormal-poems/parts
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Featured work.

Wisps of the Night

Social data: 303 reads. 29 votes. 39 comments.

Description: Tercet poem, 12 line using alliteration, consonance, and assonance.


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