Advanced Poetry Workshop: Radical Revision
Spring 2023 not offered
"Poetry," writes Yusef Komunyakaa in his essay collection Blue Notes, "is an act of meditation and improvisation. And need is the motor that propels the words down the silent white space." In this intermediate poetry workshop, students will consider various perspectives on the revision process and explore strategies for redrafting poems-in-progress. While this class is open to any poetry student with previous workshop experience, those who stand to gain the most are those who've already amassed a sizable body of work--poems, drafts, notes--with which they are, for the most part, dissatisfied and eager to improve. It is imperative that students come with an open mind and a willingness to surprise themselves and one another.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion
|Grading Mode: Student Option
|Prerequisites: ENGL216 OR ENGL336 OR ENGL337
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
Hugo, Richard, THE TRIGGERING TOWN: LECTURES AND ESSAYS ON POETRY AND WRITING (WW Norton)
Myers, Jack, THE PORTABLE POETRY WORKSHOP (Thomson/Wadsworth)
|Examinations and Assignments:
Students must participate in craft discussions, share work, and provide written and oral critique of one another's poems; Final portfolio
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
Student Option Grading Mode: If planning to pursue the Creative Writing path in English, students should choose the graded option for this class to fulfill requirements.
If you have not taken any of the prerequisites for this course but believe that you qualify, please submit a prerequisite override request.
Contributes to fulfillment of ENGL major requirements:
Class of 22: Advanced Workshop CW concentration, Theory and Literary Forms concentration, elective.
Class of 23 and beyond: CW requirement, CW 300-level course, CW upper-level CW workshop, elective.
The English department highly recommends that students be enrolled in only one CW course in a semester. If you are admitted to more than one CW course, the department requests that you choose one and let the instructors know during Adjustment Period. By doing so you will be considerate of instructors and other students.
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