Archaeology Exercise

Class: Writing Out of the Ordinary Genre: Poetry/Nonfiction Readings: Maggie Nelson’s Bluets and Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Time: 40 minutes I place many objects in the table or assign them at random to students. All of the objects are old: postcards, advertisements, mugshots, taxidermy instructions, a dried beaver face, etc. 1. Select […]

“Headliner” Exercise

Class: Intro to Creative Writing Genre: Poetry Readings: Matthew Olzmann’s Mezzanines Time: 20–25 minutes Mayor To Homeless: Go Home Stabbing Disrupts Anger Management Class Missippi’s Literacy Program Shows Improvement One-Armed Man Applauds the Kindness of Strangers Statistics Show That Teen Pregnancy Drops Significantly After Age 25 Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons Pick one […]