"Poetry as Survival" by Gregory Orr
This book is a requirement for the following Hugo House course:
The Words to Say It: Writing and Reading Poems about Illness, Trauma & Healing
Instructor: Suzanne Edison
By focusing on the craft of writing, we can transform personal experience into art. Readings will include Rafael Campo, Nick Flynn, Gregory Orr, Jane Kenyon, Lucia Perillo, Susan Sontag, Lucille Clifton, Anatole Broyard, and Kevin Young, among others. Each week we will read, discuss, and write from in-class prompts. After the first class, students may bring a piece of their own writing to workshop for feedback. The last class will be devoted to student writings.