ENGL 382
Advanced Workshop in Poetry Fall 2021
Division I

Class Details

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.
The Class: Format: seminar; This workshop will include weekly readings and writing assignments, frequent improvisations and collaborations, and the attendance of several arts events.
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1927
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: engaged participation; successful completion of assignments; demonstrated commitment and substantial improvement, as evidenced by a final portfolio of revised poems.
Prerequisites: ENGL 281 or permission of instructor.
Enrollment Preferences: Students who have preregistered; all interested students should pre-register and will be emailed with instructions if the course is over-enrolled.
Distributions: Division I
Attributes: ENGL Creative Writing Courses

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