Assignments for Oct. 19

We will finish critique remaining flash pieces. This may take most of the class, and possibly we will have more the following week to continue critiquing.

Nonetheless, we will begin discussion of received forms/hermit-crab essay—another type of lyric essay (and the next writing assignment).

Please read:

“On Scaffolding, Hermit Crabs, and the Real False Document” by Margot Singer (handout)

“Writer Michael Martone’s Leftover Water by Patrick Madden (Normal School)

Mr. Plimpton’s Revenge, A Google Map Essay by Dinty Moore (Normal School)

The second essay is also available below:



Please remember this is mid-term week.