Teaching

Many of our books are great in the classroom, and we make it easy with teaching guides that can help incorporate our titles into your curriculum.

Most of our authors are also available for travel, interviews, Q&As with students, and Skype visits or Google Hangouts with your class.

For any questions about using one of our books in your class, requests for desk copies, or queries about author availability, email for more information: janice@entropymag.org

 


The Accomplices Teaching Guides


Swallow the Fish by Gabrielle Civil

Performance / Feminism / Black Women Artists / Political Art / Presence / Risk / Audience / Perspective / Point of View / Critical Race Analysis / Documentation / Race / Gender / Sexuality / Coming of Age / Process

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Performance Art / Performance Studies
– Feminist Literature
– Gender Studies / Women’s Studies
– African-American Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Alex DiFrancesco

Experiments in Joy by Gabrielle Civil

Performance Studies / Memoir / Women’s & Gender Studies / Black Studies / Literary Autobiography / Experimental Memoir / Hybrid Writing / Belles Lettres / Black Joy / Black Sexuality / Black Ballet / Black Experimental Performance Art

– Black Feminism
– Art & Activism
– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction
– Pedagogy/Radical Teaching
– Art & Academy Intersections
– Cultural Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


ICON by F. Douglas Brown

Performance / Poetry / Black Studies / Biography / History / Ekphrasis / Cultural Studies / Historical Icons / Icons / Harlem Renaissance / Black Arts / Names / Identity / Poetic Forms / Social Justice

– Poetry
– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– African-American Studies
– American/Contemporary Literature
– Narrative Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


As I Stand Living by Christopher Higgs

Memoir / Autobiography / Essay / Criticism / Literary / Constraint-Based / Conceptual Writing / Experimental / Self-Help / Journal Writing / Fatherhood / Documentation / Faulkner / Pop Culture / Gossip

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Composition
– American/Contemporary Literature
– Experimental Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Drowsy. Drowsy Baby by Jared Joseph

Poetry / Memoir / Autobiography / Translation / Historical Trauma / Nation / Family / Subject Formation / Experimental / Sacred Texts / Mysticism / Hybridity / Source Texts / Conceptual Writing / Middle East Studies / Jewish / Memory

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Contemporary American Poetry
– American/Contemporary Literature
– Experimental Writing
– Comparative Literature
– Translation Theory

Teaching Guide (PDF)


The Book of Endless Sleepovers by Henry Hoke

Childhood / Queer Theory / Cross-genre / Hybrid / Memoir / Autobiography / Creative Nonfiction / Meta-literary / Post-modernism / Gender / Sexuality / Coming of Age / Illness / Romance / Disability / Masculinity / Family

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Queer Theory
– American/Contemporary Literature

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Bruja by Wendy C. Ortiz

Dreamoir / Experimental / Memoir / Autobiography / Diary / Hybrid / Fiction / Psychology / Dreams / Literary / Xicanx / Latinx / Sexuality /Gender / Family / Unconscious / Psychoanalysis

– Creative Writing
– Hybrid Forms
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Experimental Writing
– Feminist Literature
– Gender Studies / Women’s Studies
– Psychology
– Xicanx & Latinx Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Hollywood Notebook by Wendy C. Ortiz

Experimental / Memoir / Autobiography / Diary / Fragmented Narrative / Los Angeles / California / Olympia / Place / Literary / Latinx / Sexuality / Gender / Family / Cities / Poetry / Lyricism

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Experimental Writing
– Feminist Literature
– Gender Studies / Women’s Studies
– Xicanx & Latinx Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


How to Keep You Alive by Ella Longpre

Hybrid / Memoir / Anti-Memoir / Autobiography / Experimental / Feminist / Women / Queer / Bisexual / Tense / Pronoun / Point of View / Form / Motion / Poetics of Spaces / Representation / Religion

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Memoir / Anti-Memoir
– Experimental Writing
– Hybrid Forms
– Feminist Literature
– Queer Literature / Bisexual Literature

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Blind Spot by Harold Abramowitz

Narrative / New Novel / Nouveau Roman / Fiction / Experimental Fiction / Trauma / Hybrid / Dystopia / Time / Cinematic Narrative / Hotel / Funeral / Psychological Narrative / Crime / Loop / Repetition / Unreliable Narrator / Language

– Creative Writing
– Hybrid Writing
– Literature / Contemporary Literature
– Trauma Studies
– Narrative Studies
– Gender Studies
– Experimental Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Transitory by Tobias Carroll

Fiction / Short Story / Cross-genre / Metaliterary / Postmodernism / Geography / Coming of Age/ Masculinity / Family / Perspective / Point of View / Pop Culture / Conceptual Writing / Liminal Spaces / Weird Fiction / Surrealism / Transit

– Creative Writing
– American / Contemporary Literature Writing
– Short Fiction / Fiction

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Gaijin by Jordan Okumura

Fiction / Experimental Fiction / Trauma / Hybrid / Memoir / Autobiography / Sexual Assault / Heritage Japanese / Heritage / Portuguese Heritage / War / Identity Studies / Mythology / Japanese Internment / Loss / Death / Grief

– Creative Writing
– Hybrid Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Trauma Studies
– Feminist Literature
– Experimental Fiction
– Experimental Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Last Mass by Jamie Iredell

Creative Nonfiction / Memoir / Lyric Essay / US History / California / Father Junípero Serra / Catholicism / Ritual / Inheritance / Native American / Postcolonialism / Home / Popular Culture

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– US / California / Native American History – Contemporary / American Literature
– Experimental Writing
– Forms & Theories of Creative Nonfiction – Postcolonial Studies
– Literary Criticism
– Catholic Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Wild Heather by Siân S. Rathore

Poetry / British Poetry / Memoir / Autobiography / Grief / Suicide / Trauma / Obsession / Mental Illness / Witchcraft / Occult / Loss / Death / Mythology / Infatuation

– Creative Writing
– Poetry / Confessional Poetry
– Contemporary British Poetry
– Contemporary / 21st Century British Literature
– Gnostic Studies / Occult Studies
– Creative Nonfiction / Memoir
– Psychology
– Feminist Literature
– Narrative Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Dear Ra by Johannes Göransson

Experimental / Poetry / Fiction / Hybrid / Prose / Letters / Epistolary Novel / Literary / Narrative / Desire / Dream / Metaphor / Obsession

– Creative Writing
– Hybrid Forms
– Literary Fiction
– Experimental Writing
– Assemblage / Experimental Forms
– Narrative Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Crepuscule W/ Nellie by Joe Milazzo

Narrative / New Novel / Modernism / Experimental / Prosody / Jazz / Stream-of-consciousness / History / Historical Fiction / Double consciousness / Addiction / Marriage / Domestic Fiction / Melodrama / Aesthetics / Metafiction / Psychological Narrative / Point of View / Voice / The 50s / Race / White Privilege / Gender / Literary / Epistolary

– Creative Writing
– American/Contemporary Literature
– Experimental Fiction / Writing
– Historical Fiction / Speculative Fiction
– Narrative Studies
– Gender Studies / Women’s Studies
– African-American Studies
– The Novel

Teaching Guide (PDF)


ashley farmer

The Women by Ashley Farmer

Poetry / Prose Poetry / Flash Fiction / Hybrid / Women / Collage / Cut-Up / Google / Repetition / Research / Assemblage / Source Material / Gender / Pop Culture

– Creative Writing
– Poetry / Prose Poetry
– Hybrid Forms
– Experimental Writing
– Feminist Literature
– Gender Studies / Women’s Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


john colasacco

Antigolf by John Colasacco

Novel / Lyric Fiction / Prose Poetry / Fables / Early Childhood / Post-Traumatic Stress / Grief / Catholicism / Hegemonic Masculinity / Disordered Eating / Psychological Abuse / First-Generation Americans / Adolescence / Compulsive Behavior / Addiction / Self- Harm / The 2000s / Luso- & Italian- American Lit

– Creative Writing
– Novel / Short Story / Poetry Hybrid Forms
– Composition & Cultural Rhetoric
– Addiction & Recovery Psychology
– Religious Studies
– Gender Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


ANNE-MARIE KINNEY

Coldwater Canyon by Anne-Marie Kinney

Fiction / Novel / California / San Fernando Valley / Midwest / Nebraska / Desert Storm / Gulf War Syndrome / Alcoholism / Trauma / Sleep Paralysis / Stalking / Obsession / Crime / Dream Narrative

– Creative Writing
– Fiction / Novel Writing
– Contemporary / American Literature
– Narrative Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Alex DiFrancesco

Psychopomps by Alex DiFrancesco

Memoir / Lyric Essay / Pop Culture / Investigative Journalism / Transgender Studies / Queer Studies / Nonbinary Representation / Non-monogamy / Gender / Family / Queer History / Hate Crimes / Sexual Assault / LGBTQ

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction / Memoir
– Queer Literature
– Trans Literature
– Hybrid Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué

Losing Miami by Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué

Grief / Scale / Language / Change / Migration / Immigration / Climate Change / Environment / Queer / Caribbean / Apocalypse / Loss / Exile / Bilingualism / Translation / Ocean / Borders / City

– Poetry / Experimental Poetry
– Ecopoetics / Environmental Literature
– Literature of Diaspora and Migration
– Translation
– Queer Literature
– Latinx Literature
– Creative Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Letters to My City by Mike Sonksen

Los Angeles / City / Literary History / Spoken Word / Gentrification / Public History / Southern California / Social Realism / Displacement / Biodeversity / Sustainability / Wetlands / Activist/ Altar / Art Deco / Cartography / The Great Migration

– Oral History
– Los Angeles History
– Hybrid Writing
– Poetry
– Creative Nonfiction

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Entering the Blobosphere: A Musing on Blobs by Laura Hyunjhee Kim

Speculative Theory / Critical Theory / Experimental / Hybrid / Conceptual Writing / Language / Poetry / Persona / World-building / Remix / Asian-American / Feminist / Performance Art / Point of view / Blob / Blobologist / Manifesto / Language / Language-ing / Philosophy / Feelosophy / Culture / Practice-based research / Critical thinking / Imagination / Creative process / Image-Text / Art / Nonlinearity / Representation

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction
– Experimental Writing
– Poetry
– Contemporary Literature
– Feminist Literature
– Performance Art / Performance Studies
– Digital Art / New Media Art

Teaching Guide (PDF)