In lyrical prose, the collection of brief essays examines subjects both commonplace and profound.
Tag: Suzanne Farrell Smith
CRAFT: How to Leave an Essay by Suzanne Farrell Smith
Deciding when and how to leave an essay is hard. You don’t want to drag on, but you don’t want to “dismount too early.”
CRAFT: What’s the Difference Between Memoir and Personal Essay? by Suzanne Farrell Smith
What’s the Difference Between Memoir and Personal Essay? Suzanne Farrell Smith explores this popular question.
CRAFT: Shape Is the Thing by Suzanne Farrell Smith
The first time I heard about shaping a piece was early in graduate school.
Another Version of Us by Suzanne Farrell Smith
It’s raining when we exit Saks on 49th and Fifth, so I pull umbrellas from my tote. The walk sign blinks, and I move quickly. He blocks my way.
Blaze of Gloria by Suzanne Farrell Smith
That Thursday in late September, our basement trips were restricted to fetching supplies. Hurricane Gloria was rushing up the East Coast, and as the radio blared the song by the same name, the sky darkened, the wind picked up, the electricity flickered, then failed. We lit candles.
The Rabbit Hole
I tell her I have just two memories of childhood: the night my father died and the day our house burned in a fire. I am seeking to remember something else, anything else, from my life before I was eleven.