This course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing poetry and to some of the major issues in contemporary poetics. Emphasis will fall on reading and discussing contemporary poetry, writing in both open and closed forms, working with structural elements beyond traditional poetic forms, and developing a methodology for critical discussion.
Students submit a substantial amount of writing, and they work individually and collectively on revision.
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|Course Format: 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
Rainer Maria Rilke, LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET
Three collections by contemporary poets
A Xerox packet
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A wide range of poetry assignments and a series of 2-page critical response essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are also required to attend poetry readings (usually 2-3 per semester) on Wednesday nights.
|Instructor(s): Willis,Elizabeth Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 4||SO: 7||FR: 7|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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