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Blue Stoop (via Zoom), Spring 2022: If Memory Serves: Reimagining the Lyric Essay

The lyric essay: it is what it is, but what is it? What narratives fit this fluid form? Pulling from traditional poetry, memoir, journalism, and other genres, the lyric essay is what you make of it. This class aims to interrogate the form itself—even as it continues to shapeshift—but more importantly, help you reimagine your own relationship to the lyric essay and find your place within its myriad definitions.