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Ian C. Smith Ian C. Smith i(A10171 works by) (a.k.a. Ian Christopher Smith; Ian Smith)
Also writes as: S. M. Chianti
Born: Established: 1941
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Ian C. Smith was born in the UK and, after migrating to Australia, eventually settled in the Gippsland Lakes district of south-east Victoria.

Smith overcame a period of criminal activity and subsequent imprisonment to see the value of wordpower, to educate himself and to write poetry and short stories. He wrote about these experiences in an article in Overland in 1997.

His poetry has appeared in Cordite, Divan, Social Alternatives, New England Review, Other Voices (Canada), the perfect diary and Poetry New Zealand.

Most Referenced Works


  • Additional works

    In addition to works individually indexed on AustLit, Ian C. Smith has also published works on the website Verse Wrights, including the following:

    • 'Anti-clock, Wise'
    • 'Were You Someone Once?'
    • 'Magnetic Horizon'
    • 'Once Upon a Time in Calulu'

    Poems are available at (Sighted: 2/9/2015)

Awards for Works

Quite Contrary i "Mary Magdalene's still being suggestive", 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: New England Review , no. 18 2003; (p. 4)
2003 joint winner New England Review Poetry Competition
Echoes 1997 single work short story
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , vol. 20 no. 2 1997; (p. 53-58)
1997 commended Northern Territory Literary Awards Arafura Short Story Award Open Section
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