Elena Passarello

When "Ramalamadingdong" was first published, Elena Passarello told Creative Nonfiction that her favorite lyricists were Cole Porter, Elvis Costello, and the Shaggs. A dozen years later, she feels the same way, though she might add Bill Callahan to that list. She teaches in Oregon State University's MFA program and is the author of the essay collection Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande 2012). She published Animals Strike Curious Poses in 2017.