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Language Renovation via the Lyric Essay

All Levels | Part genre theory, part playful reading, part generative writing, this class explores how creative nonfiction and poetry can blend to become a fantastic “Other.” We’ll deconstruct several genres, identify tools/styles to carry forward, and then map and manifest a new species of essay. Each student will workshop one essay and finish class with a well-polished piece. Readings will include abecedarian essays, braided essays, prose poems, hybrid poems, and letter exchanges. Expect to read work by Anne Carson, Roxanne Gay, Brenda Miller, Leslie Marmon Silko, James Wright, John Paul Brammer, and Hugo House teacher Corinne Manning.

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Instructor: Cody Pherigo

Class Type: 8 Sessions

Start Date: 02/25/2019

End Date: 04/15/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

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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