Advanced Poetry Workshop: Radical Revision|
"Poetry," writes Yusef Komunyakaa in his essay collection Blue Notes, "is an act of meditation and improvisation. And need is the motor that propels the words down the silent white space." In this intermediate poetry workshop, students will consider various perspectives on the revision process and explore strategies for redrafting poems-in-progress. While this class is open to any poetry student with previous workshop experience, those who stand to gain the most are those who've already amassed a sizable body of work--poems, drafts, notes--with which they are, for the most part, dissatisfied and eager to improve. It is imperative that students come with an open mind and a willingness to surprise themselves and one another.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL216 OR ENGL336 OR ENGL337
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hugo, Richard, THE TRIGGERING TOWN: LECTURES AND ESSAYS ON POETRY AND WRITING (WW Norton)
Myers, Jack, THE PORTABLE POETRY WORKSHOP (Thomson/Wadsworth)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Exams/Assignments: Students must participate in craft discussions, share work, and provide written and oral critique of one another's poems; Final portfolio
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The application deadline is Monday, November 5 at 4:00 PM.
Application Process: (1) Go to the Creative Writing page of the English Department website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/english/writing, 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: a) 2-5 double-spaced pages of fiction. b) a cover page that includes the following: your name, email address, year in school, major (if any); the number of this course; some of your favorite writers and any other influences; a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your creative writing background. c) list the creative writing course(s) you have taken previous to this one. 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-ENGL342.docx). You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of the Planning Period.
Students may not take this course and another creative writing course concurrently. This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations.
|Instructor(s): Murillo,John Times: .M..... 07:10PM-10:00PM; 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.|