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Craft Class Reading List – Summer 2019

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

April 23: David Daniel, Ornaments (Pitt Poetry Series) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

April 30: Yukiko Motoya (translated by Asa Yoneda), The Lonesome Bodybuilder (Soft Skull Press) Taught by Isabelle Deconinck

May 7: James Lasdun, Afternoon of a Faun: A Novel (Norton) Taught by James Lasdun. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

May 14: Christopher Shade, The Good Mother of Marseille (Paloma Press) Taught by Christopher Shade. Discussion led by Lesley Dormen.

May 21: Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Small Fry (Grove Press) Taught by Lucinda Holt

May 28: Pushcart 2019 Stories and Poems: Stories are “The Imagination Resettlement Program” by Eli Barrett and “Let the Devil Sing” by Allegra Hyde. Poems are “Parachute” by Maggie Smith, “Singular Dream” by Mary Ruefle, “Dancing” by Robert Haas,a nd “Just the One Episode” by John Ashbery (Pushcart) Taught by Peter Krass

June 4: Tina Chang, Hybrida: Poems (Norton) Taught by Tina Chang. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

June 11: Sally Wen Mao, Oculus (Graywolf Press) Taught by Rachael Nevins

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; Maggie Nelson, Bluets; Dorianne Laux, Only as the Day is Long; Kevin Young, Brown; 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.