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Hybrid Nonfiction: The Lyric Essay with J.R. Lara


"There is nothing poetry is called upon to do that prose is not." -Suzanne Paola. Is a poem still a poem if it's written in paragraphs? What if an essay rhymes? In this generative course we'll push the boundaries of prose and poetry, and see what writing can do. Writing exercises, craft discussions, developing our knowledge of poetics and language structure, and progress toward a final collection of work. J.R. Lara is an award-winning poet and essayist. She is an MFA candidate at WWU and editor at Psaltery & Lyre.