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)(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
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A wide range of poetry assignments and three 2-page critical responses.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are also required to attend Q & A sessions and poetry readings by visiting writers (2-3 per semester, scheduled on Wednesday afternoons and evenings at 4:15 and at 8:00 p.m.). Enrolled students must adjust their schedules accordingly. Students may not take this course and a creative writing workshop concurrently.
This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms concentration.
|Instructor(s): Willis,Elizabeth Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 3|
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