So, I’m teaching this multi-genre creative writing class, and I keep reevaluating the readings I’m giving to my students. I had to be selective and give them much less reading that I would like, and of course, I had to include some incredible stuff.
It’s just so tricky in a course where I’m trying to teach poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to get all the craft stuff in and still pull together good models for them to mimic or work against.
And so I come to you for help. If you have to pick five or ten short works works (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction), to assign in an intro to creative writing class, what would you pick?

Share your thoughts. I’d love to hear them.