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September 24: Pushcart Prize 2024, Fiction: “Backsiders” by Kathryn Scanlan and “The Locksmith” by Grey Wolfe Lajoie; Poetry: “Grammar Lesson, Spring 2022” by Hayden Saunier, “The Presence of Order” by Yona Harvey, “Travel Agency” by Krystyna Dabrowska, and “It is Once Again the Sea of Corn” by Onyekachi Iloh, Taught by Peter Krass
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October 1: Dana Roeser, All Transparent Things Need Thundershirts (Two Sylvias Press) Taught by Lisa Bellamy
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October 8: Nora Ephron, Heartburn (Vintage Books) Taught by Lesley Dormen
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October 15: Robert Pinsky, Proverbs of Limbo (Farrar Straus Giroux) Taught by Robert Pinsky and Philip Schultz
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October 22: Gina Berriault, Women in Their Beds: Thirty-Five Stories (Counterpoint) Taught by Kathie Jacobson
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October 29: Megan Sexton and Philip Schultz discuss Sexton’s role as editor at Five Points and the submission process. In addition, they will discuss a few poems from her collection Swift Hour (Mercer University Press)
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November 5: Election Day, No class

November 12: Claudia Emerson, Late Wife: Poems (LSU Press) Taught by Marie Kilroy
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November 19: Leslie Jamison, Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story (Little, Brown & Company) Taught by Sylvie Bertrand
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Suggested Reading List

Fiction: Javier Marias, The Infatuations; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; 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; Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, The Discomfort of Evening; Richard Powers, The Overstory; NoViolet Bulawayo, Glory; Janet Malcolm, Still Pictures (a memoir); Antoine Wilson, Mouth to Mouth

Poetry: Kevin Young, Brown; Nick Laird, Feel Free;  Jericho Brown, The Tradition;  Victoria Chang, Obit; Rodney Jones, Alabama; Mosab Abu Toha, Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear; Michael Waters, Sinnerman; Leslie Sainz, Have You Been Long Enough at Table