ur job, by the end of the semester, will be to have assembled a text, rather than to have purchased one. It will be the Text of Us. Of what we need, and value, and keep. It will be more than information--it will be con-text, which is more difficult to come by.
But some supplementary texts will be useful. I've chosen two, for fairly clear reasons given their titles. The books will be available at the bookstore. You'll be responsible for these main texts and at least one book off the secondary reading list, which we'll divide up in class.
Grants and Awards Available to American Writers. PEN.
Creating a Life Worth Living. Carol Lloyd.
You may also want to check out the Books for Sale section of Poets & Writers, but this is not required. This is, nevertheless, a fine resource for writers in all genres. Bookmark it when you get there.
The secondary book and publication familiarity list--a little different from a reading list--will include, but not be limited to:
Chicago Manual of Style
The Writer's Market
Poets and Writers Newsletter
Associated Writing Programs Writers Chronicle
The College Handbook of Creative Writing
The Dictionary of Literary Magazines and Small Presses
These are books you'll generally want to look at in the library.