Elissa Bassist

Instructor & Writer
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Elissa Bassist is the editor of the column “Funny Women” on The Rumpus. Her tragicomic essays and humor appear in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, NYMag.com, Marie Claire, Longreads, and more, including the best-seller Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, ed. by Roxane Gay.  She teaches writing nationally, and her first book Hysterical: A Memoir will be out from Hachette on September 13th, 2022.


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Cover Photo: An Interview with Reductress by Elissa Bassist
An Interview with Reductress

Catapult instructor Elissa Bassist chats with the founders and editor-at-large of “the one and only fake women’s news magazine”

Jan 11, 2018