I'm midway through teaching a new Creative Writing course that takes its title from Judith Halberstam's The Queer Art of Failure. We're exploring new and better ways to fail as writers and artists. Other texts include Frank Ocean's Channel Orange, CA Conrad's The Book of Frank, and Eva Heisler's Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic. Right now my students are presenting to the class on a significant failure of their choice; soon they'll be crafting their very own Book of Failures. I'm loving this alternative to traditional workshop. Next quarter: Creative Writing meets Critical Animal Studies. Tips from fellow teachers welcome!