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Writing the Unreliable Speaker

In this class, we will be analyzing the work of poets whose speakers lie, misremember, redirect and rewrite their narratives, before attempting to write our own unreliable poems.

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Writing the Unreliable Speaker
Writing the Unreliable Speaker

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Oct 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

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About the Event

Most of us are acquainted with the concept from fiction of the unreliable narrator, but this concept is far less explored in the world of poetry. Writing towards this kind of slipperiness allows poems to occupy complex spaces of memory, creating alternate, winding pathways through the poem's story. In this class, we will be analyzing the work of poets whose speakers lie, misremember, redirect and rewrite their narratives, before attempting to write our own unreliable poems. Some of the class's model texts will include by Sam Sax, John Murillo, and Jeanann Verlee.

TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE is a transgender cripple-punk poet and essayist. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota. Her work has been featured in Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, the New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, and The Kenyon Review. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Effing Foundation for Sex Positivity, Zoeglossia, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Her debut poetry collection, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound (Milkweed Editions, 2020), was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, CLMP Firecracker Award, and winner of the 2022 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.

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