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Creating Meaning through the Lyric Essay [Caitlin Scarano]

All Levels | Students will read, write, and workshop their own lyric essays. Through a blend of primary texts and craft essays, we’ll learn about capabilities and characteristics of the form. Possible authors include Eula Biss, Claudia Rankine, Lia Purpura, Jo Ann Beard, and Anne Carson. We’ll consider the history of the lyric essay and, in light of the temper of our times, what role it may play in 2019. We’ll also identify places where students can submit their lyric essays.