About the Author


Hayden Winston Smith is a writer, poet, and activist. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he began working as a copywriter during his first year in college. He went on to publish a novel (In Last Night’s Clothes) and two poetry collections (Les Saisons, Bellator ego sum). His writings draw heavily on his experiences both as a QPOC and the child of West Indian immigrants.

Hayden currently resides with my husband in Northern California.

Pen names: H.W. Smith,
Hayden Winston