Rashkin, Elissa J(oy) 1968- (Elissa Joy)

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RASHKIN, Elissa J(oy) 1968- (Elissa Joy)

PERSONAL: Born March 24, 1968; married José Islas, February 8, 2001; children: Xochikiauitl. Education: Monterey Peninsula College, A.A., 1986; Hunter College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1989; University of Iowa, M.A., 1992, Ph.D., 1997.

ADDRESSES: Home—Salem, OR. Offıce—Pyramid Press, P.O. Box 4748, Carson, CA 90749.

CAREER: Portland State University, Portland, OR, lecturer, 1996-98; Pyramid Press, Carson, CA, associate editor of Full Deck (Internet magazine), 2002. Nowhere Fast Publications, editor and publisher, under name Elissa Joy. Willamette Valley Reforestation, Inc., member; volunteer with Portland Alliance and Northwest Film Center, 1996-98; resident, Centrum Center for Arts and Education, Port Townsend, WA, 1997.

MEMBER: Latin-American Studies Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: First-place, Georgetown Review fiction contest, 1995, for "The Story of Left Hand Right Hand"; grand prize, Writer's Digest writing competition, 1998, for "St. Expedite"; Women Writers fellowship in fiction, Literary Arts, Inc., 1998.


Women Filmmakers in Mexico: The Country of WhichWe Dream, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 2001.

Work represented in anthologies, including Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society, edited by Tonglin Lu, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1993; Portland Lights: A Poetry Anthology, edited by Barbara LaMorticella and Steve Nemirow, Nine Lights Press, 1999; and Kids' Media Culture, edited by Marsha Kinder, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 1999. Contributor of short stories, poetry, and articles to journals and newspapers, including Spectator, Kiosk, Georgetown Review, Dagger, and Portland Alliance.

under name elissa joy

Every Shot a Prayer (poetry), Pas de Chance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

The Liposuctioned Corpse, and Other True Love Stories (short stories and poetry), Pas de Chance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

Love Letters to Madmen; The Return of the Liposuctioned Corpse (short stories), Pas de Chance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1993.

Quinceañera (poetry), Pas de Chance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

On Seeing Montgomery Clift Drunk as He Was (poetry), Pas de Chance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

What We Do Is Secret (novella), Pas de Chance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

(Editor) American Barricade, Nowhere Fast Publications, 1997.

(Editor) American Barricade 1.5: Thirty PineapplesLater, Nowhere Fast Publications, 1998.

Drinking Songs (poetry), Pas de Chance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Editor of limited-edition pamphlet series, including the titles "Me he de comer esa tuna," "i give u my heart of darkness," "Eulogy," "On Nausea," "Alien Nation," "Vuelve a la vida," and "Harlequinade," Nowhere Fast Publications, 1993-97.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on Mexican avantgarde artists of the 1920s.



Americas, November-December, 2001, Barbara Mujica, review of Women Filmmakers in Mexico: The Country of Which We Dream, p. 63.

Choice, December, 2001, A. M. Stock, review of Women Filmmakers in Mexico, p. 692.

Library Journal, March 15, 2001, Boyd Childress, review of Women Filmmakers in Mexico, p. 85.

Publishers Weekly, April 2, 2001, review of WomenFilmmakers in Mexico, p. 57.

Writer's Digest, November, 1998, Jenny Wohlfarth, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," p. 38.