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Craft Class Reading List – Spring 2019

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Craft Class Spring 2019, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

Feb 19: John Keene, Counternarratives: “Rivers” and “Acrobatique” (New Directions) Taught by Lucinda Holt

Feb 26: Jonathan Santlofer, The Widower’s Notebook: A Memoir (Penguin) Taught by Jonathan Santlofer. Discussion led by Cynthia Weiner.

March 5: James Schuyler, The Morning of the Poem (FSG) Taught by Rachael Nevins

March 12: Sigrid Nunez, The Friend (Riverhead Books) Taught by Lesley Dormen

March 19: Michele Herman, Victory Boulevard (Finishing Line Press) Taught by Michele Herman. Discussion led by Lisa Bellamy.

March 26: Pushcart 2019 Stories and Poems: Stories are “Kylie Wears Balmain” by Sarah Resnick and “All Politics” by Jessica Burstein. Poems are “Iraq Good” by Hugh Martin, “How Do You Raise a Black Child?” by Cortney Lamar Charleston, “Pathetic Fallacy” by Emilia Phillips, and “Quarry” by Melissa Stein (Pushcart) Taught by Peter Krass

April 2: Joshua Ferris, The Unnamed (Back Bay Books) Taught by Cynthia Weiner

April 9: Tony Hoagland, Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God: Poems (Graywolf Press) Taught by Philip Schultz

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

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, Translucence; Ha Jin, A Distant Center; Yu Jian, translated by Ron Padgett, Flash Cards; Marilyn Chin, A Portrait of the Self as Nation

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.