Write Moves is an invitation for the student to understand and experience creative writing in the larger frame of humanities education. The practical instruction offered comes in the form of "moves" or tactics for the apprentice writer to try. But the title also speaks to a core value of this project: that creative writing exists to move us. The book focuses on concise, human-voiced instruction in poetry, the short story, and the short creative nonfiction essay. Emphasis on short forms allows the beginning student to appreciate lessons in craft without being overwhelmed by lengthy model texts; diverse examples of these genres are offered in the anthology.
About the Author
Nancy Pagh teaches creative writing, literature, and Canadian-American studies at Western Washington University. She is the author of the poetry collections No Sweeter Fat (Autumn House Press, 2007) and Once Removed (MoonPath Press, 2016) and of At Home Afloat: Women on the Waters of the Pacific Northwest (University of Calgary Press, 2001). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Canadian Literature, RHINO, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Rattle, Crab Creek Review, The Bellingham Review, Poetry Northwest, O magazine, and many other journals.