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Boris Tsessarsky

Adjunct Faculty, Writing Studies
Adjunct, English

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Boris Tsessarsky teaches in the First-Year writing program at MSU and Rutgers-Newark. He is a writer and a filmmaker. His fiction has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Bare Fiction, Folio, and Rathalla Review. Boris's first film, "King's Highway: the Story of Malcolm Fairfield," is a documentary short about a theater ghost that premiered at the 2016 NYC Independent Film Festival. It subsequently screened at the 2017 Grove Film Fest, the 2017 Long Island International Film Expo, and the 2017 Chain NYC Film Festival where Boris was awarded Best Director of a Short Documentary. In 2018 he directed a short film version of Shakespeare's Sonnet 78, as part of the Shakespeare Sonnet series. Currently he is co-producing and directing his first full-length film, a hip-hop documentary set in northern New Jersey. Boris received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.