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ENG 312

Creative Writing II: Poetry Topics

The course provides a particular focus on poetic forms or sub-genres of poetry. These might include dramatic monologue and extended poetic projects such as sequences in a particular form or voice. Effort is made to broaden students reading knowledge of poetry. Prerequisite: ENG 201.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
ENG 201 1 course

Spring Semester information

Ronald Dye

312A: Poetry Writing: Topics: Songwriting

Eugene Gloria

312B: Poetry Writing: Topics: This Face is a Lifeboat: Poetry and Identity

The poems we write are often dependent on how we creatively transgress borders and boundaries of identity. Our readings will examine contemporary poets who explore their origins as well as poets who create personas and in the process reinvent the self.

Fall Semester information

Eugene Gloria

312A: Poetry Topics: Surrealism

This course will examine the surrealist movement in art and poetry and read the works of contemporary poets employing surrealist poetic techniques in their poems. From them we will draw inspiration in writing our original works.