After much deliberation, I’ve finally decided on my reading list for the Creative Writing: Intro to Poetry workshop I’ll be teaching at UMass this spring. It includes:
- Ring of Fire by Lisa Jarnot
- The Book for My Brother by Tomaz Salamun
- Full Catastrophe Living by Zach Savich (who will visit the class)
- Revolver by Robyn Schiff
- The Man Suit by Zachary Schomburg
- Steal Away: New and Selected Poems by C. D. Wright
We’ll also be looking at different poetic forms in Mark Strand’s The Making of a Poem. I hope it’ll be a fun semester for my students.