Photographs, receipts, documents, yelp reviews, news reports: in this craft class with Fall 21 Visiting Writer Ananda Lima, we will explore the creative possibilities of foreign objects in poetry and fiction. We’ll look at how they can create tension, disrupt genre conventions, intentionally destabilize expectations for the reader, and serve as a generative force for the writer.
Ananda Lima is the author of Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021), winner of the Hudson Prize and the chapbooks Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020), Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019, winner of the Vella Prize), Vigil (Get Fresh Books, 2021) and Tropicália (Newfound, 2021, winner of the Newfound Prose Prize). Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She has taught at Rutgers University, Newark, UCLA and served as a mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark.
Ananda is new to The Porch. Welcome!