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As an advanced poetry workshop and reading seminar, this class assumes that its members are already practicing poets with a grounding in the foundational techniques of poetry-writing. We will work in a spirit of shared experiment, pushing our inquiries into this art form further and developing a community of writers engaged in collaborations on and off the page. Readings and assignments will investigate different impulses–formal, textural, tonal, thematic—in poetry across time. I will ask you to inhabit, query, stretch, and even resist these impulses as you develop your own poems. My hope is that through sustained interaction and collaboration with each other, your writing will undergo a variety of productive evolutions.
Format: seminar; This workshop will include weekly readings and writing assignments, frequent improvisations and collaborations, and the attendance of several arts events.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
engaged participation; successful completion of assignments; demonstrated commitment and substantial improvement, as evidenced by a final portfolio of revised poems.
ENGL 281 or permission of instructor
Preregistered students; if overenrolled, preference will be given to English majors and students who have been previously dropped from the course.
ENGL Creative Writing Courses