My take on the Lyric Essay for Author Magazine

Several months ago I wrote my first lyric essay and succesfully placed it at Eastern Iowa Review literary magazine. I wanted to write about the experience of trying out a new writing form and stepping outside of my comfort zone of traditional personal essays. Below is an excerpt from the beginning of my craft essay:

“If I am being honest, I wasn’t even sure I knew what a lyric essay was. To me, it looked like an essay open to emotional tangents with a loose interpretation of sentence structure. The lyric essays I stumbled upon in online literary journals seemed to borrow from poetry, following rhythm and aiming for a feeling rather than a clear narrative…”

Read the rest at Author Magazine.



Author: jls
Founder of Point Of View Consulting, a higher education consulting and writing coaching business.

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