Larry Smith's "The Dowries" is from a collection of fiction called Patrick Fitzmike and Mike Fitzpatrick. It is a companion piece to "Renamed," which was published by Juked in February 2009.
His story "Tight Like That" appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (print edition), #27. "The Shield of Paris" was in Low Rent and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A recent story was anthologized in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Vol. 9. Other recent stories were published in Exquisite Corpse as well as Danse Macabre, Lucrezia Magazine, Knock, Sliptongue, and PANK. Earlier fiction appeared in Hambone and spork. His poetry was in Descant (Canada), among others, and his articles and essays in Modern Fiction Studies, Social Text, The Boston Phoenix, and others.