Intermediate Poetry Workshop|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
How does poetry express what, at first, might seem inexpressible? In this project-based workshop, we will explore this question in an attempt to say the unsayable. Guided by immersive writing and reading experiments into language's limits, students will craft a cohesive, project-centered body of poems while cultivating an engaged daily writing practice.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Karen Green, BOUGH DOWN
Shereen LaPlantz, COVER TO COVER
Blunt Research Group, THE WORK-SHY
Dolores Dorantes, STYLE
Dawn Lundy Martin, A GATHERING OF MATTER / A MATTER OF GATHERING
Solmaz Sharif, LOOK
Danez Smith, DON'T CALL US DEAD
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be bi-weekly presentations on the literature we read, as well as class discussions and workshops of one another¿s creative work. The class will culminate in a final book-arts project that consists of 15-20 pages of edited poems as well as a 4-8 page reflective essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at and participation in every class are required. Students must also make every effort to attend the readings by visiting poets.
Application Deadline: Monday, April 8 by 4:00 PM
Application Process: (1) Go to the Creative Writing page of the English Department website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/english/Writing%20.html, click on the Google Form link and complete the online application. (2) At the bottom of the form please upload the following in one document: 5 single-spaced pages of poetry. Please also submit a cover page that includes the following: 1) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), the number of this course, some of your favorite writers and any other influences 2) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your creative writing background. Please use either Microsoft Word or rich text format for your attachment, with the file name: "Last Name-First Initial-Course Number" (e.g. Smith-J-ENGL336.docx). You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of the Planning Period.
It is recommended that students not take more than two English creative writing courses concurrently.
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Vogel,Danielle Times: .....F. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|