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Craft Class Reading List – Summer 2018

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

April 10: Pushcart 2017 Stories: “Things I Know to be True” by Kendra Fortmeyer and “The Devil’s Triangle” by Emma Duffy-Comparone (Pushcart) Taught by Cynthia Weiner

April 17: Pattiann Rogers, Holy Heathen Rhapsody (Penguin) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

April 24: Matt Klam, Who is Rich? (Random House) Taught by Matt Klam. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.             

May 1: Pushcart Poems 2017: “Elk” by Robert Wrigley, “Anna May Wong Blows Out Sixteen Candles” by Sally Wen Mao, “The Spring Forecast” by Shelley Wong, “Still When I Picture It the Face of God Is a White Man’s Face” by Shane McCrae, “The Revolt of the Turtles” by Stephen Dunn, and “Basement Delivery” by Emily Skillings (Pushcart Press) Taught by Rachael Nevins

May 8: Jill Bialosky, Poetry Will Save Your Life (Atria Books) Taught by Jill Bialosky. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

May 15: Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Refugees (Grove Press) Taught by Isabelle Deconinck

May 22: Philip Schultz, Luxury (Norton) Taught by Philip Schultz

May 29: Laurie Colwin, Family Happiness (Harper Perennial) Taught by Lesley Dormen

Suggested Reading: 

Fiction: Javier Marias, The InfatuationsJoseph O’Neill, Netherland; Phil Klay, Redeployment; Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen; John Jeremiah Sullivan, PulpheadMaylis 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: PoemsDevin Becker, Shame/ShameCampbell 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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