Who is alfred e. smith?

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    Malt does more than Milton can
    To justify God’s ways to man.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    Not ringed but rare, not gilled but polyp-like, having sprung up
    overnight—

    These mushrooms of the gods, resembling human organs uprooted,
    rooted only on the air,
    —William Jay Smith (b. 1918)