Poetry and Prose Hybrids

Open—Spring

In this class, we will read and discuss books that blur the lines between poetry and fiction and memoir. Authors to be read include Anne Carson, Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss, Michael Martone, James Baldwin, and others. Half of each class will be devoted to discussing the weekly reading, which will amount to about one book per week. The other half of class will be spent discussing student work. Students will be encouraged to embark on a project that explores hybrid forms in their writing. For workshop, students may bring in poetry, prose, or anything in between. There will be several screenings outside of class that students will be expected to attend.