Using stories of magic and fairy tales, we will learn how the combination of these tropes with the "realistic" world around us can open new worlds.
Eric Machan Howd (Ithaca, NY) is a professor of professional and technical writing at Ithaca College. His poems have appeared in (selected) "Nimrod," "River City," "The Healing Muse," and "Yankee Magazine." Eric earned his MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His poem "Mycology" received the 2018 Switchback Poetry Award from the University of San Francisco. He was a recent guest poet and lecturer at a conference on Slovenian/American poetry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He shared an excerpt of his essay "A Non-Binary Approach to the Arts: the Continuum of Word and Song."