|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This seminar-style course will focus on the reading and constructive discussion of poetry submitted by members of the workshop. It will also include an ongoing discussion of contemporary poetics. Students will write short response papers to several contemporary poetry collections and will explore an extensive reading list of contemporary writing for purposes of discussion. A final portfolio--consisting of 15 pages of revised poetry and a statement of poetics--is due at the end of the semester.
Substantial amount of writing, regular in-class discussion of student work, and opportunities for revision.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Recent works by contemporary American poets.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly poetry submissions; constructive oral critiques; six brief prose response papers; a final portfolio consisting of a 15-page collection of revised poems and a statement of poetics.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is a workshop. Attendance at and participation in every class are required. Students are also required to attend several readings by visiting writers (usually scheduled at 8 pm on Wednesday nights) during the semester. To apply for this course, please submit 5 pages of poetry and a biographical information sheet including your name, email address, year in school, major, a list of favorite writers and other influences, and a brief account of your history and interest in poetry. There will be two deadlines for submission of materials, one during fall pre-registration and the other on January 18, 2010. If you are applying for the course in January, please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010. Please use either Microsoft word or rich-text-format for your attachment. You will be notified electronically if you have been admitted (or not) to the course. If you are applying to more than one writing workshop, please note your ranking of these courses within your application.
This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms concentration.
|Instructor(s): Willis,Elizabeth Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|