SmokeLong Weekly for December 14, 2018:

Milk and Other Lies

by Judy Darley

One day the river runs with milk. I watch as hollow-eyed mothers bring infants to the shallows. They pour the clouded liquid, scooped palm by palm, into their babies’ gaping mouths. The next day I wake to the sound of children’s laughter. I step outside, smelling a cloying sweetness in the air. The river has … Continue reading Milk and Other Lies

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Issue Sixty-One

September 17, 2018

This Week’s Reader:

Anne Rasmussen

Anne Rasmussen lives in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in jail, advised graduate students, and constructed giant bear costumes worn by Rockettes. Her writing appears in or is forthcoming from Split Lip Magazine, Jellyfish Review, Sundog Lit, Cosmonauts Avenue, and The Southeast Review. She edited Late Night Library's Late Night Interview column from 2014-2017 and her interview with author Jim Grimsley is included in the paperback edition of How I Shed My Skin (Algonquin Books, 2016). She sympathizes with unreliable narrators.

Read the interview with Anne Rasmussen

Book Review: Ben Berman’s Then Again

by Beret Olsen With two volumes of poetry under his belt—Figuring in the Figure (Able Muse Press, 2017) and the award-winning Strange Borderlands (Able Muse Press, 2013)—Ben Berman has turned his pen to a collection of flash fiction. Due out in November, Then Again includes forty-two triptychs strung tightly with a thread of words. The … Continue reading Book Review: Ben Berman’s Then Again