Word Works: Sarah Manguso on Authority
Wed, Oct 3 at 7pm
At some point every writer will be asked the question, “What is your creative process?” There are many possible answers to that question. But what, more generally, is the creative process — the process of making something that hasn’t existed before?
For the Word Works: Writers on Writing series, writer and poet Sarah Manguso will attempt to answer that more philosophically pressing question by examining the intersecting forces of influence, innovation, craft, artistry, and love in her craft talk, “A Shared Authority: The Writer and the Writing.”
Sarah Manguso is the author of 300 Arguments, Ongoingness, The Guardians, The Two Kinds of Decay, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, Siste Viator, and The Captain Lands in Paradise. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, and the Rome Prize, and her books have been translated into five languages. Her poems have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in several editions of the Best American Poetry series, and her essays have appeared in Harper’s, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Magazine, and the Paris Review. She lives in Los Angeles and currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at New England College.