The Queen Esther Theory of Gardening and VHS Tapes of Death

Emi Nietfeld is the author of a memoir, Acceptance (Penguin, 2022). She has received fellowships from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, and the Blue Mountain Center. Nietfeld’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, The Nation, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and noted in The Best American Essays. Originally from Minneapolis, she lives in New York City with her family.