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All Levels | In this class, we’ll focus on Lydia Davis, known for the extreme brevity of her narratives, in relationship to the American prose poem tradition. Participants may respond to assignments with prose poems, “regular” poems, aphorisms, postcard messages, movie scripts, grocery lists, mini essays, flash fiction, etc. As long as responses are reasonably pithy, they qualify. Weekly writing prompts and read-arounds.
Texts: The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (Picador, 2009); Great American Prose Poems ed. Lehman (Scribner, 2003).
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry
Start Date: 01/18/2020
End Date: 02/22/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 18
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Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.