Curtis Smith has published over 100 stories and essays. His work has been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing. He has worked with literary publishers to put out five story collections, three novels, and two essay collections. His most recent books are Beasts and Men (stories, Press 53) and Communion (essays, Dock Street Press). Next year, Ig Publishing will put out his next book, a series of essays about Slaughterhouse-Five.