Elise Juska’s short fiction has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, the Hudson Review, Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Post Road, and several other publications. She is the recipient of the Alice Hoffman Prize from Ploughshares, and her stories have been cited as distinguished by the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. Juska’s five novels include The Blessings, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
May 17 2022
Comfort Animals Elise Juska Lionel still remembered a time when, walking around campus, his very presence commanded a certain respect. Even if students hadn’t taken his classes, they took notice
Dec 01 2009
The Way I Saw the World Then
The day Ms. Moreau would cry in front of her freshman honors English class was the stuff of Lawrence High School legend. It happened every year, could happen at any time. Some innocuous eighth period as the school buses sat chugging by the curb and the minute hand stuttered toward 2:39, Ms. Moreau would announce she was going to read her favorite poem, then read, cry and dismiss the class with a wave of her thick-ringed hand.