From Michelle Naka Pierce’s Writers in Community course:
Prompt by Joseph Mark Navarro, MFA candidate at Jack Kerouac School.
Write in an autobiography, utilizing prose, poetry, hybrid, from the perspective of someone who is no longer alive. Explore their voice but in the context of being in the present. Write as if they are exploring their own personal history or their own understanding of your mapping project. The idea is to put yourself outside of your traditional mechanism of internal narrative. Walk a mile in another’s shoes. Utilize what you have developed this semester in your understanding of the mapping project. Incorporate if you so wish, images of the map itself; the exploration of magic; language, both academic and vernacular or regional dialect.