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ENG 392a: Modern Poetry

Taught by Meryl Altman

This discussion-based course will involve extensive and intensive readings of some major poets from the first half of the twentieth century, including Yeats, Eliot, Auden, Williams, Frost, Moore, and others (I’m still deciding). We’ll also look at some poets in their groups: the Imagists, the World War I poets, the poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Issues discussed will include internationalism, experimentalism vs. formalism, political poetry, poetry of place. Be prepared to read (and re-read) a lot, and to write frequently.