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Language Renovation via the Lyric Essay

Intermediate | Part playful reading, part generative writing, this class explores how creative nonfiction and poetry can blend to become a fantastic “Other.” We’ll do a close reading of a plethora of essays, poems, and experimental forms. Class will include weekly reading homework, discussion, and in-class writing with instructor-generated prompts. Readings will include fiction with footnotes, lyrical and traditional essays, prose/hybrid poems, and letters. Expect to read work by Roxane Gay, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maggie Nelson, Natalie Diaz, Kim Addonizio, and Jordy Rosenberg.

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Instructor: Cody Pherigo

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 05/06/2021

End Date: 06/10/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Cody Pherigo

Cody Pherigo is a queer writing animal whose studies at Bent Writing Institute and Goddard College convinced him that poets uproot politicians. He was a 2016 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize finalist and 4Culture Artists Grant recipient. Cody has self-published two chapbooks: Blue Thunder Children (2011) and Animal’s Sabbath (2013). He is a writer-in-residence with the WITS program at Seattle Arts & Lectures. Born with meconium stuck in his throat, he has been extracting it ever since.

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