Online, Zoom • Saturday, April 17, 2021
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Troubling the Voice
In his essay “Cante Moro,” Nathaniel Mackey discusses the idea of duende, which he describes as “a kind of gremlin, a gremlin-like, troubling spirit. One of the things that marks the arrival of duende ... is a sound of trouble in the voice… something beyond technical competence or even technical virtuosity.” In this class we will spend a little time considering the voices of musicians like Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and Pastora Pavón Cruz, before contemplating the possibilities of troubling narrative voices in fiction.
Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man, a finalist for the National Book Award, the Story Prize, the John Leonard Prize, and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. He lives in Iowa City and teaches at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
3:00–5:00 p.m. ET
Online on Zoom
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