Elena Passarello

Lance Cleland

Elena Passarello is the author of two essay collections, Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and will be reprinted in Germany, Italy, and the UK. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world recently appeared in Oxford AmericanVirginia Quarterly Review, and the New York Times, as well as the anthologies Little Boxes: Twelve Writers on Television and Cat is Art Spelled Wrong.  A recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award, she teaches at Oregon State University.