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.
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Fall Semester informationJoseph 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 informationRonald Dye
312A: Poetry Writing: Topics: Songwriting
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.