Funny Women’s Elissa Bassist at The Paris Review Daily


At The Paris Review, Rumpus Funny Women editor, Elissa Bassist recounts how watching every horror movie on Netflix and Dear Sugar saved her from Brooklyn-induced depression.

“‘How do I reach the page when I can’t lift my face off the bed? How does one go on when you realize you might not have it in you? How does a woman get up and become the writer she wishes she’d be?’ I asked, and hit Send, right before I hit play on The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence.” 

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →