Kelly Grace Smith is also a poet and author of self-help books. Her poem “white lotus III,” from her collection And So We Dance, placed fourth in a field of 4,000 in the 4th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards and was subsequently included in the 2009 anthology Writer’s Digest Poetry Compendium. In addition, three of her poems “brothers,” “blue lotus II,” and “tee shirt,” are featured in the book Mentor's Bouquet, an anthology of poetry published in March of 2010 by Finishing Line Press. Another poem from And So We Dance, “white lotus II,” appeared in Touch: The Journal of Healing, and her poem, “bea,” appeared in Calliope: The official publication of the Writers' Special Interest Group of American Mensa, Ltd. (Issue 124).