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: 90% or above
|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: |
Students wishing to take this course that have not taken the prerequisite courses may request an override if they are able to demonstrate other workshop experience.
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: DWNY208; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 1||FR: 0|
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