This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of poetics with an eye to the particular issues involved in writing poetry. Emphasis will fall on reading and discussing contemporary poetry, writing in forms of various sorts, working with structural elements beyond traditional poetic forms, and developing a methodology for critical discussion.
Students in this course will write both creatively and critically throughout the semester.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ron Padgett, ed., HANDBOOK OF POETIC FORMS
Rainer Maria Rilke, LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET
Three collections by contemporary poets (TBA)
A Xerox packet
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A combination of 2-page critical essays and poetry assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will also be required to attend poetry readings (usually 2-3 per semester).
|Instructor(s): Willis,Elizabeth Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: BTFDA413; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 21||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 7||SO: 7||FR: 7|
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