Posts Tagged: leesa cross-smith

What to Read When 2018 Is Just Around the Corner


While we can't promise that 2018 won't find us facing more political upheaval, we can assure you that there will be great literature to offer moments of escape and inspiration. ...more

To Look for America: A Road Trip, a Soundtrack


One thing I was taught about travel—because my father is a black man born in Alabama in 1950—was that there are safe places for black people to go and places that aren't as safe. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction


Leesa Cross-Smith’s debut story collection, Every Kiss a War, dropped last week from Mojave River Press. Written in the second person, her incantatory response reads like a spiritual to-do list, almost a story in itself. Try a sip:

Drink red wine, cold.