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Craft Class Reading List – Winter 2017-2018

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Craft Class Winter 2017-2018, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

Nov 28: Narrative Technique,Taught by Philip Schultz

Dec 5: Vijay Seshadri, 3 Sections: Poems (Graywolf) Taught by Vijay Seshadri. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

Dec 12: Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones (Bloomsbury) Taught by Cynthia Weiner

Dec 19: Jim Shepard, The World to Come: Collected Stories (Knopf) Taught by Jim Shepard. Discussion led by Lesley Dormen.

Jan 2: Mary Ruefle, My Private Property (Wave Books) Taught by Rachael Nevins

Jan 9: Pushcart 2016 Poems: “Immigration” by Kevin Prufer, “A Cottony Fate” by Jane Hirschfield, “Holy Night” by Da Albergotti, “Migration Instinct” by Keetje                                        Kuipers, “Variations on a Psalm” by Ed Hirsch, “Every Machine Has Its Parts” by Bob Hicok (Pushcart) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

Jan 16: James Wright, Selected Poems (FSG) Taught by Philip Schultz.

Jan 23: Pushcart 2016 Stories: “A Single Deliberate Thing” by Zebbie Watson and “Death Defiant Bomba or What to Wear When Your Boo Gets Cancer” by Lilliam Rivera (Pushcart) Taught by Lucinda Holt

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; Solmaz Sharif, Look; Mark Jarman, The Heronry; Pattiann Rogers, Quickening Fields; Franz Kafka, Letter to the Father, translation by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins; Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems; Morgan Parker, There are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé

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