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The nontraditional texts of writers Claudia Rankine and Maggie Nelson brought new readers to poetry. But are these works poetry? How do we define genre, showcase our critical observations, champion our individual lyric? In this class, we will blur the lines between genres, commandeering creative license in order to deconstruct form—examining the texts of Nelson, Rankine, and contemporary writers from the Pacific Northwest—through a mixture of critical reading and independent writing.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 1 SessionFeatured Writers, Fiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry
Start Date: 04/20/2019
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Shayla Lawson is the author of three hybrid poetry collections—A Speed Education in Human Being, PANTONE, I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean—and a forthcoming collection of essays from Harper Perennial. Her work has appeared in Guernica, ESPN, Tin House, and Salon. She is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo Artist Colony, and serves as Director of Creative Writing at Amherst College.