Special Topics: Poetry of Place|
How is location experienced in a poem? Is each age marked by the presences that possess it? The poets whose work we consider, in their varied writing practice, explore the guarded borders between image and word, poetry and prose, music and the visual arts, individual and community, American history and the present, by way of their attention to the particularities of space, place, and the storied landscape of America. Hopefully we will also be able to pay particular attention to the immediate fact of our residence (temporary or otherwise) beside the Connecticut River.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Works by Hart Crane and Wallace Stevens will be primary; depending on interest and progress we will also include work by the following poets and composers: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, H.D., Elizabeth Bishop, Charles Olson, Kamau Brathwaite, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Ives, Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen.
Please use the following editions of the Required Texts:
Crane, Hart. The Complete Poems of Hart Crane. Edited by Marc Simon with Introduction by Harold Bloom. Liverwright.
Dickinson, Emily. The Master Letters. Edited by Ralph Franklin, Amherst College Press. Intro. by Harold Bloom. Norton.
Stevens, Wallace. Collected Poetry and Prose. The Library of America edition
edited by Frank Kermode and Joan Richardson.
A Xerox Packet of primary and secondary texts will be available for purchase during the first week of classes.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
This course combines intensive literary study with a poetry workshop. Students will write responses to each week's reading assignments and will turn in their own poetry for group discussion on a rotating basis. At the end of the semester, students will submit a 10-15 page final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To be eligible for admission to this course, students must have already taken at least one course in Creative Writing (Techniques, Workshops, or Special Topics). To be admitted to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM APRIL 14th , describing your background in creative writing or stating how you are otherwise qualified. Students who have missed this deadline and would still like to apply to the workshop may contact email@example.com to inquire if there are openings.
This course will be taught by Distinguished Visiting Writer, poet Susan Howe.
|Instructor(s): Howe,Susan Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: ALLB004; |
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Enrollment capacity: 15
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