The Sky Is a Well and Other Shorts
Paperback: 56 pages
“Each of Claudia Smith’s short shorts is a tilted memory of love and loss […] There is a natural accuracy in these brief narratives; the stories are short; her voice is true.”
Lyric and gritty, glowing and graceful, The Sky Is a Well and Other Shorts is a complex and compact collection from Claudia Smith, funny-sad master of the short short form. Evocative of places and times long gone or going, the ephemera of memory and emotion, youth and age, each story unfolds like a song on a concept album—the pieces can stand alone, but together they blend into a seamless whole you’ll want to hear again and again.
The two-color letterpress covers of this beautiful chapbook were printed at the Museum of Printing in North Andover, Massachusetts, and each copy was saddle-sewn together by hand.