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.
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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
Ron Padgett, ed., HANDBOOK OF POETIC FORMS
Rainer Maria Rilke, LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET
Hall, CLAIMS OF POETRY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly poetry submissions; constructive oral critiques; one in-class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will also be required to attend poetry readings (usually 2-3 per semester).
This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms concentration.
|Instructor(s): Deming,Richard Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 3|