Contemporary U.S. Poetry|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
In this course, we will read contemporary poetry, focusing on the work written in the period 1980 to the present, by understanding diverse poetic roots and routes through American literature, multiculturalism, post-9/11 and environmental anxieties to an art that speaks to the present. We will sharpen our analytic skills and practice close reading and annotation to build our capacities to write responses to poetic texts as literature and cultural expression.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Readings will include:
Donald Allen, ed. THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY
Melissa Kwasny, ed. TOWARD THE OPEN FIELD
Charles Bernstein, ALL THE WHISKEY IN HEAVEN: SELECTED POEMS
Ted Berrigan, THE SONNETS
Joy Harjo, HOW WE BECAME HUMAN
Tracie Morris, INTERMISSION
and a coursepack
|Examination and Assignments: |
A midterm essay of 5-7 pages, a final essay of 8-10 pages, several 1-page assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must make every effort to attend several events outside of the regular class schedule.
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and American Literature concentrations and counts as a genre-focused course in the Creative Writing concentration of the English major.