Bill Smoot

Bill Smoot teaches humanities courses at Castilleja, a prep school in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the summers he teaches with the Prison University Project at San Quentin Prison. His short stories and essays have appeared in a number of periodicals including The Sun, Crab Orchard Review, and Orchid. His work of nonfiction, Conversations with Great Teachers, was published by Indiana University Press.


Raccoon by Bill Smoot

    They were making love by the light of the oil lamp she had given him for his birthday. He saw the flickering shadows through his half-closed eyes, and he felt her heels bump along his spine. An occasional whisper of air, heavy with the scent of jasmine blooming […]