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Craft Class Reading List – Fall 2018

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Craft Class Fall 2018, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

Oct 2: Emma Glass, Peach (Bloomsbury) Taught by Lesley Dormen.

Oct 9: Pushcart 2017 Stories and Poems: Story – “The Story of a True Artist” by Dominca Phetteplace. Poems – “The Antique Blacks by Adrian Matejka and “The Beating Heart of the Wristwatch” by Martin Espada (Pushcart) Taught by Lucinda Holt

Oct 16: Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (University of Chicago Press) Taught by Peter Krass

Oct 23: Lisa Bellamy, The Northway (Terrapin Books) Taught by Lisa Bellamy. Discussion led by Philip Schultz

Oct 30: Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart (Lenny) Taught by Isabelle Deconinck

Nov 6: Franz Kafka, Letter to the Father, bilingual edition, translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins (Schocken Books) Taught by Philip Schultz

Nov 13: A. Van Jordan, Macnolia: Poems (Norton) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

Nov 20: Grace Schulman, Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage (Turtle Point Press) Taught by Grace Schulman. Discussion led by Philip Schultz

Suggested Reading: 

Fiction: Javier Marias, The InfatuationsJoseph O’Neill, NetherlandPhil Klay, RedeploymentMiriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen; John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead

Poetry: Campbell McGrath, XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century; Morgan Parker, There are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé; David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations; Nicole Callihan and Samar Abdel Jaber, TranslucenceHa Jin, A Distant Center

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