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Craft Class Reading List – Fall 2020

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Craft Class Fall 2020, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

You can now purchase Craft Class books via Bookshop here.*

September 22: Ling Ma, Severance (Picador) Taught by Lucinda Holt

September 29: Jill Bialosky, Asylum (Knopf) Taught by Jill Bialosky. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

October 6: Joan Wickersham, The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order (Mariner Books) Taught by Sylvie Bertrand        

October 13: Every Shut Eye Ain’t Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945, Edited by Michael S. Harper & Anthony Walton (Back Bay Books) Taught by Philip Schultz and Lucinda Holt.

October 20: Kathleen Collins, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories (Ecco) Taught by Lesley Dormen

October 27: Pushcart 2020 Stories and Poems: Stories are “General: Unskilled” by Ryan Eric Dull and “Scandalous Women in History” by Malerie Willens. Poems are “Versal” by Francine J. Harris, “American Landscaping, Philadelphia to Mount Vernon” by Roger Reeves, “Five and a Possible” by Alison C. Rollins, and “Citizenship” by Javier Zamora (Pushcart) Taught by Peter Krass

November 3: NO CLASS

November 10: Kimi Eisele, The Lightest Object in the Universe (Algonquin Books) Taught by Kimi Eisele. Discussion led by Reneé Bibby. 

November 17: Tommy Pico, Nature Poem (Tin House Books) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

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Suggested Reading: 

Fiction: Javier Marias, The Infatuations; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen; John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead; Tommy Orange, There, There; Jenny Erpenbeck, Go Went Gone; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black; Bernadine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel; Xuan Juliana Wang, Home Remedies; Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous; Albert Camus, The Fall; Jen Begain, Pretend I’m Dead

Poetry: Maggie Nelson, Bluets; Kevin Young, Brown; Matthew Olzmann, Contradictions in the Design; Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic; Danez Smith, Homie; Paul Muldoon, Frolic and Detour; Nick Laird, Feel Free; Jericho Brown, The Tradition; Nancy Krygowski, The Woman in the Corner

Craft Classes are being held remotely until further notice.