Yelizaveta P. Renfro


Yelizaveta P. Renfro is the author of a collection of short stories, A Catalogue of Everything in the World (Black Lawrence Press, 2010), winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, North American Review, Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, South Dakota Review, Witness, Reader’s Digest, Blue Mesa Review, Parcel, Adanna, Fourth River, Bayou Magazine, Untamed Ink, So to Speak, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from George Mason University and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska.


16 entries by Yelizaveta P. Renfro

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Of Bears and Ballots

By Heather Lende

A timely reminder that running for office doesn’t need to be a blood sport.

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Edge Case: A Novel

By YZ Chin

An immigrant navigates racism and casual misogyny in this wry, clever tale.

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Girlhood

By Melissa Febos

This thought-provoking essay collection lays bare some of the many hurdles and paradoxes faced by women young and old.

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A timely reminder that running for office doesn’t need to be a blood sport.

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Bird Summons: A Novel

By Leila Aboulela

This moving meditation on gender, religion, and culture is overwhelmed by bloated magical realism.

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How to Leave

By Erin Clune

Escaping the Big Apple in favor of flyover country.

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When the Plums Are Ripe: A Novel

By Patrice Nganang; translated by Amy B. Reid

This literary exploration of Cameroon’s role in WWII demonstrates how every soldier must fight his own war.

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The Cost of Living

By Deborah Levy

The author tells her life story as a work-in-progress and encourages readers to do the same.

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Escaping the Big Apple in favor of flyover country.

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The author tells her life story as a work-in-progress and encourages readers to do the same.

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And So Is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories

By Yossel Birstein; translated by Margaret Birstein, Hana Inbar, and Robert Manaster

Spare tales of fascinating, fleeting encounters.

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Mislaid

By Nell Zink

With acerbic wit and keen observations, a visionary author tackles the fraught world of "passing."

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Thin characterizations are overwhelmed by plot twists in this tale of a Danish cartoonist in hiding.

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Author Maya Lang attempts a modern take on the classic Ulysses.

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Queen Sugar: A Novel

By Natalie Baszile

A vibrant novel detailing life in the South and the backbreaking, brutal, yet rewarding life that is sugarcane farming today.

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Lucia Perillo

Fourteen deft stories populate this debut fiction collection by the award-winning poet.