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Craft Class Reading List – Spring 2020

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

March 3: Edgar Kunz, Tap Out: Poems, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

March 10: Pushcart 2020 Stories and Poems: Stories include “Festival” by Mary Miller and “The History of Sound” by Ben Shattuck. Poems include “That’s the Job” by Edward Hirsch, “Say This” by Lucia Perillo, “Reza’s Restaurant, Chicago 1997” by Kaveh Akbar, and “In the Studio at End of Day” by Catherine Barnett (Pushcart) Taught by Peter Krass

March 17: Anya Yurchyshyn, My Dead Parents (Crown) Taught by Lucinda Holt        

March 24: Renata Adler, Speedboat (NYRB Classics) Taught by Lesley Dormen

March 31: Amy Hempel, Reasons to Live (HarperCollins) Taught by Lesley Dormen

April 7: Edward Hirsch, Stranger by Night: Poems (Knopf) Taught by Edward Hirsch. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

April 14: Aurelie Sheehan, Once Into the Night (University of Alabama Press) Taught by Aurelie Sheehan. Discussion led by Lela Scott MacNeil and Reneé Bibby. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN TUCSON.

April 21: Eleanor Kedney, Between the Earth and Sky (C&R Press) Taught by Eleanor Kedney. Discussion led by Reneé Bibby. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN TUCSON.

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; Jen Begain, Pretend I’m Dead

Poetry: Maggie Nelson, Bluets; Kevin Young, Brown; Matthew Olzmann, Contradictions in the Design; Nancy Krygowski, The Woman in the Corner

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.