GHOUL SCHOOL – reading Notley with Zoe Tuck


In GHOUL SCHOOL we will read Alice Notley’s 2011 classic Songs and Stories of the Ghouls out loud together over the course of 8 weeks to help us think through questions like what does it mean to raze the city—in myth—through the medium of language? We will unmake our way with Notley through the different strata of “civilization’s” conquests, deaths, war, and occupations. Songs and Stories of the Ghouls can help us learn the tools of destruction and poiesis.

Each meeting will have 40 minutes of reading, discussion, and writing. An electronic copy of the text will be provided.





Weekly on Zoom, Saturdays 1-3 PM EST
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25


About the Facilitator: Zoe Tuck was born in Texas, became a person in California, and now lives in Massachusetts, where she is building the Threshold Academy, a future bookstore and non-traditional educational / performance space. She co-curates the But Also house reading series. Zoe is the author of Soft Investigations (Daisy Mayhem Books 2019) and Terror Matrix (Timeless, Infinite Light 2014). She is currently blogging about books, writing a trans feminine epic poem, and chipping away at an autobiographical novel. Find out more at







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