Poetry and Prose Hybrids
In this class, we will read and discuss books that blur the lines among poetry and fiction and memoir. Authors to be read include: Lawrence Sutin, Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss, Michael Martone, David Shields, Robert Lowell, Rachel Zucker, Baudelaire, and others. Half of each class will be devoted to discussing the weekly reading, which will amount to about a book a week. The other half of the 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 can bring in poetry, prose, or anything in between.