This open-access anthology celebrates the work of instructors we see as the vanguard of creative writing instruction. We have collected an arresting sample of classroom exercises by graduate students who not only teach across genres, but who themselves represent diverse regions and identities. We imagine this anthology as a generative grab bag. The exercises are grouped only by genre, and this schematic absence is intentional. Vanguard is an informal collection of strategies somewhat representative of those being used at this minute in classrooms across the United States. Experienced creative writing teachers as well as those who feel an experiential distance from those who sit behind the desks are likely to find more than one gem in here to re-energize their practice. Novice graduate teachers will discover a sense of security in using one of the tried and tested approaches contained in these pages. This anthology will serve well those who are teaching outside their primary genre for the first time and do not know where to begin.
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