Debra Magpie Earling, Director
Liberal Arts 215
A conversation with Prof. Prageeta Sharma of the University of Montana in the Creative Independent
"I think that in the past I was trying to look at what in literary tradition allowed me to feel liberated or free. But in the last three years I’ve just been working through ideas of grieving. I am writing through ideas of grief and trauma and exploring how the obvious cliché that life is for the living has really been depressing and yet important. Poetry has allowed me to go deeper into thinking about what it means to grieve, and love, and to make difficult choices that are about will."