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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ron Padgett, ed., HANDBOOK OF POETIC FORMS
Mary Oliver, A POETRY HANDBOOK
Rainer Maria Rilke, LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET
A xerox packet of poems and essays.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
An oral presentation on a book of contemporary poetry and numerous poetry writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will also be required to attend poetry readings (usually 2-3 per semester).
|Instructor(s): Bellen,Martine Rose Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 21||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 7||SO: 7||FR: 7|
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