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Craft Class Reading List – Spring 2018

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

Feb 6: Chen Chen, When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions) Taught by Rachael Nevins

Feb 13: Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf) Taught by Lesley Dormen

Feb 20: Solmaz Sharif, Look (Graywolf) Taught by Peter Krass

Feb 27: Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (Penguin) Taught by Cynthia Weiner

March 6: Matthew Zapruder, Why Poetry (Ecco) Taught by Matthew Zapruder IN SAN FRANCISCO. Discussion led by Mark Peterson.

March 13: Pushcart 2016 Stories: “Telref” by Edward McPherson and “Wanderlust” by Laleh Khadivi (Pushcart) Taught by Lucinda Holt

March 20: Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

March 27: Danielle Lazarin, Back Talk (Penguin) Taught by Danielle Lazarin. Discussion led by Lesley Dormen.

Suggested Reading: 

Fiction: Javier Marias, The Infatuations; Joseph O’Neill, Netherland; Phil Klay, Redeployment; Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen; John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead; Maylis de Kerangal, The Heart; Yuri Herrera, Signs Preceding the End of the World

Poetry: Yoma Harvey, Hemming the Water; Morri Creech, The Sleep of Reason; Linda Pastan, Insomnia: Poems; Devin Becker, Shame/Shame; Campbell McGrath, XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century;  Mark Jarman, The Heronry; Franz Kafka, Letter to the Father, translation by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins; Morgan Parker, There are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé; David Ferry, Bewilderment:
New Poems and Translations

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We will alert you by email if any craft class sessions are relocated. Craft classes are held at The Village Community School, 272 West 10th Street, in Room 402.