Author | Florence in Ecstasy
Jessie Chaffee is the author of the debut novel Florence in Ecstasy (Unnamed Press). She was awarded a Fulbright grant to Italy to complete the novel and was the writer-in-residence at Florence University of the Arts. Her writing has been published in the Rumpus, SLICE, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, and Global City Review, among others. She lives in New York City and is an editor at Words Without Borders. Find her at jesssiechaffee.com.
There’s nothing simple about intimacy. It’s complex and nuanced. It isn’t surprising that writers often struggle to capture close relationships on the page. But, as these panelists know, it’s worth sticking with it. Intimacy can transform a scene, so that every gesture, glance, or line of dialogue is charged with excitement, yearning, or doubt. And […]