A Very Long Party in Green, Li Anne Liew

I miss 

having your head at the 

foot of my bed 

Sleeping off the pain of loss 


living room fan 

hasn’t spun in a span 

Almost as long as your hair (on your head plus your crotch) 

About the Author

 Allison Lee Reichman-Bennett · Missouri Southern State University

Allison Lee Riechman-Bennett is a full-time student, writer, and author of All the Months in December (Bottlecap Press, Fall 2022), Of You and For Me (Bottlecap Press, 2022), and Pandemy Cookbook: We Get Through It (Saalt Press, 2022). Her writing has appeared in Vogue, many Instagram captions, and many literary magazines. She is the 2022 recipient of The McCaleb Initiative for Peace grant from Missouri Southern State University where she plans to graduate in the Fall of 2022. Her portfolio can be seen at www.allisonleeriechman-bennett.org and if you have any questions, she can be found in the back of the public library by the cookbook section. This piece first appeared in Bordertown.

About the Artist

Li Anne Liew · Chapman University

Li Anne Liew is a filmmaker, graphic designer, and photographer born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She recently graduated from Chapman University, where she studied Film Production. Her work aims to provoke emotional responses from character-driven stories that stem from memory, impermanence, and loneliness. Li Anne is inspired by unknown cities, and the emotional quality of settling within familiar and unfamiliar places. She hopes to forever create art that makes the mundane feel grand and intimate.

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