Smoke and Glass

swirled stack of Smoke and Glass copies

short stories by Bryce Emley
62 pages, 5×7 paperback

front and back cover of Smoke and Glass by Bryce Emley
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  • ISBN 978-1-61019-244-6 Sustainable Edition: print $16
    limited to 100 copies, numbered
    red endsheets (from French Paper Company’s recycled Construction line)
    available to order at the bottom of this page
    soft-launch 10 December 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-61019-117-3 Global Edition: print $12
    will be available to order at most online bookshops
    launches spring 2019

The nine stories in this collection provide a sensory-rich showcase of the human spirit in the living, in the dead, and in those caught somewhere between the two. A boy learns that ghosts and guns don’t mix. A woman discovers a unique way to mourn the loss of her cat. A man notices the grace and mystery of an elderly couple boarding the bus. The musicality of Bryce Emley’s voice renders each movement through Smoke and Glass pitch-perfect in a range of minor keys that are sure to linger long after you read the last page.

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  • A screen-reader friendly excerpt is available as part of our Written Word Wednesday series. Read “Still Life with Motion” here.


Portrait by Leila Chatti

Bryce Emley was born and raised in Florida and earned an MFA in Poetry from NC State University. Bryce’s poems and prose have been published in The Atlantic, Narrative, Boston Review, Prairie Schooner, Best American Experimental Writing, and other magazines. The recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Glen Workshop, the Wesleyan Summer Writers Conference, and the University of Central Florida, Bryce was named a Narrative 30 Below 30 in 2017. His video scripts have received an Award of Merit for Documentary in the Accolade Global Film Competition and a regional EMMY for Sports Video. Bryce currently works in marketing at the University of New Mexico Press in Albuquerque, NM and serves as Poetry Editor of Raleigh Review.

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