Reader: Eliezra Schaffzin
Eliezra Schaffzin’s work has recently appeared in Online Conjunctions, Salt Hill, and SmokeLong’s 15th-anniversary contest issue, among other publications. She is currently at work on several longer literary and musical projects, including a novel about magic, seduction, and the first American department stores, for which she received a research grant from the New-York Historical Society. She is the 2017 recipient of the Calvino Prize, awarded to a work of fiction in the fabulist experimentalist style of Italo Calvino. Schaffzin holds an MFA from the University of Florida and has taught writing at Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her published and performed stories, essays, and texts for music are archived at eliezraschaffzin.com.