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Leigh Rastivo

with Sabrina Orah Mark

Originally from New York, Leigh Rastivo is a fiction writer, essayist, and literary critic haunted since childhood by class disparity. Her speculative novel, The Great Dragonfly Sadness, tells the tale of a socially and politically polarized American family struggling to endure in the aftermath of environmental cataclysm. Some of Leigh’s shorter fiction is published or forthcoming in MicroLit AlmanacL’Esprit Literary Review, and other journals; and her most recent book reviews appear in The Arts Fuse. She holds an MFA from Bennington College, where she was also a post-graduate Fellow. A notoriously introverted extrovert, Leigh splits her time between remote hideouts in rural Virginia and in the mountains of North Carolina.