Friday, April 25, 2014

Raymond Carver!

Kind words about Hibernate from the folks at 5 Minutes for Books. Here's a snippet:

"In this prize-winning collection of short stories, Elizabeth Eslami cuts deeply to the heart of the human experience in modern America, as with an expertly-wielded knife. Written in a sparse, clear form that reminded me of Raymond Carver, Hibernate takes its characters through trials and joys of everyday life, holding up a mirror to our own experience."

Read the rest here.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


What a gift it is to teach these writers. Even when they make me cry by doing stuff like this:

With Brittany DiGiacomo, whose work you can read here.


With Tiffany Ferentini. Find her here and here.

In addition to their substantial commitments as MFA candidates, their work on the page as novelists, and their work in the world, Brittany and Tiffany also lend their talents as editors to this beautiful publication.