Hope Cassareno CIIS MFA Programs Hope Cassareno

Writer and Scholar

Although literary fiction, the worlds Hope creates often contain elements of alternate history, science fiction, anthropology, and folklore, with the ultimate goal of transporting the willing.  Among her projects is a collection of short stories and a novella set in the ancestral home of the Esselen nation in Monterey County.  She counts cats, trees, and ravens among her closest friends, and finds that poetry is often their favorite form of communication. Hope is currently pursuing a PhD in Arizona. 

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