Advanced Poetry Workshop
Fall 2013 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.
In this workshop class, we will explore Stein's fundamental question: What is poetry, and if you know what poetry is, what is prose? In doing so, we will begin to understand how the sensory experiences of our world (language, color, sound) help us to understand how to be great poets. The course will include reading and constructive discussion of poetry submitted by class members and 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. Other class assignments will have you investigate local reading series and current literary journals.
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|Course Format: Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
Recent works by contemporary American poets.
|Examinations and Assignments:
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
Four brief prose response papers; weekly poetry submissions; constructive oral critiques; and a 10-15 page collection of poetry.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
Students apply to the professor for admission to this course. Please submit 5-7 pages of poetry and a biographical information sheet including your name, email address, year in school, major, a brief list of favorite writers and other influences, and a brief account of your interest in poetry. This year there will be 2 deadlines for submission of materials, one during spring pre-registration and the other in August. If you are applying for the course in August, please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to email@example.com no later than 5 pm on Friday, Aug. 29. Please use either Microsoft word or rich-text-format. If you are unsure what software you are using, please paste your materials into the text of an email as well. By Tuesday, Sept. 2, you will be notified electronically whether or not you have been admitted to the course, and a revised class list will be posted outside the English Department office, 294 High Street, Room 204.
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