Leslie Pietrzyk

Leslie Pietrzyk

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Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of two novels, Pears on a Willow Tree (Avon Books) and A Year and a Day (William Morrow). Her short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Gettysburg Review, New England Review, and The Sun magazine. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she has won a number of writing awards, including Shenandoah’s Jean Charpiot Goodheart Prize for Fiction. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Program’s graduate writing program, the Writer’s Center, and Converse College’s low-residency MFA program. Raised in Iowa, she now lives in Virginia.

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March 1995 Issue

Phoenix

The class is restless. I’m also restless, but I’m the teacher; I’m paid 55 dollars a day not to be restless. Right now the kids are drawing pictures of their houses — not officially part of the second grade curriculum, but I was originally…

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