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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

Fall Semester information

Joseph Heithaus

312A: Tps: Poetry Workshop: World Writing

This upper level poetry workshop will use the work of international poets to inspire prompts and offer the forms in which we will write. We will read translations of poets from a wide variety of cultures and languages and we will do some translations ourselves with the help of competing English translations of particular works. Poets we'll read will include Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral, Anna Swir, Wislawa Szymborska, Yehuda Amichai, and Valzhyna Mort.

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.