Monday, April 27, 2020

Essaying John Prine

We've noticed that many essayists were, like us, traumatized by the recent death of singer/songwriter/musical-essayist John Prine of Covid-related complications. In celebration of his work and spirit, we've decided to collect short work from our essaying community to assemble into a collage/group-essay/whatever-it-may-be. If you would like to participate, here's what we would ask of you: 1) a few of your favorite lines from a Prine song, and 2) a micro (500 characters or less) essay response to those lines. The response can go along any through-lines or tangents you choose, so long as it's under 500 characters.

You can submit responses via this Google Form any time before Wednesday May 6th at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. After that, we will collect the lyrics and micro essays and follow up with each of you for another brief round of responses. Essayist John Proctor will collect these into a portfolio here on Essay Daily as a communal essayistic tribute to this artist whose death has rippled through so many of our lives.

John Prine, One of America's Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73 ...

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