An Appetite for the Page
ONDEMAND WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:
"First we eat, then we do everything else,” wrote M.F.K. Fisher. A poem revolves around a taste of apple; an essay spans a lunch; a bestseller shows salt driving cultural change. We’ll discuss food writing’s pitfalls and opportunities—with consideration of economic and ethnic identity—while looking at canonical and contemporary models. This seminar includes drafting strategies, a generative prompt, and tips for placing your work.
Sandra Beasley is the author of Made to Explode; Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize; and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir. She also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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