Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
FrancEyE
(2007)
FrancEyE
Frances Dean Smith (1922 - 2009)
Redondo Poets @ Coffee Cartel
Redondo Beach, CA
2007
FrancEyE (Frances Dean Smith, 1922 - 2009) was closely associated with the Southern California poetry community for many years and noted for her relationship with Charles Bukowski, with whom she had her fifth daughter and his only child, Marina Louise Bukowski. Bukowski wrote a poem about her, "One for Old Snaggle-Tooth" (1977). She never sought to capitalize on her connection to Bukowski and later in life was revered as "The Bearded Witch of Santa Monica."

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