is the guest. Her new essay collection, The Word Pretty
, is available from Black Ocean Press.
This is Elisa's second time on the podcast. She first appeared in Episode 241
on January 8, 2014.
Gabbert is a poet and essayist whose other books include L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems
(Black Ocean, 2016), The Self Unstable
(Black Ocean, 2013), and The French Exit
(Birds LLC, 2010). The Word Pretty
was a New York Times
Editors’ Pick, and The Self Unstable
was chosen by the New Yorker
as one of the best books of 2013. Elisa’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Review of Books, the Guardian Long Read, Boston Review, the Paris Review Daily, Pacific Standard, Guernica, The Awl, Electric Literature, the Harvard Review, Threepenny Review, Real Life, Catapult, Jubilat, Diagram
, and many other venues. She is currently writing a book about disaster culture and human failure, The Unreality of Memory
, forthcoming from FSG Originals. She lives in Denver.
In today's monologue, I discuss the status of podcast transcripts, and thank those who have volunteered to help.