Advanced Poetry Workshop|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
In this workshop class, we will explore Stein's fundamental question: What is poetry, and if you know what poetry is what is prose? In doing so, we will begin to understand how the sensory experiences of our world (language, color, sound) help us to understand how to be great poets. The course will include reading and constructive discussion of poetry submitted by class members and an ongoing discussion of contemporary poetics. Students will write short response papers to several contemporary poetry collections and will explore an extensive reading list of contemporary writing for purposes of discussion. Other class assignments will have you investigate local reading series and current literary journals.
Substantial amount of writing, regular in-class discussion of student work, and opportunities for revision.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Full-length books read in the course will include:
Bernadette Mayer, THE BERNADETTE MAYER READER
Eileen Myles, NOT ME
Maggie Nelson, JANE
Elizabeth Willis, ADDRESS
Mary Jo Bang, ELEGY
Matthea Harvey, OF LAMB
Handouts and additional readings will be given out in class.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly or biweekly poetry submissions; constructive oral and written peer critiques; a few brief response papers; a final portfolio consisting of a 15-page collection of revised poems and a statement of poetics.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To apply to this course, please submit 5-7 pages of poetry along with a cover page in two sections: 1) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences; 2) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your history with and interest in poetry and/or other forms of writing. If you are applying to more than one upper-level creative writing course, you must indicate your order of preference.
The application deadline is 5 pm on November 4th. Students who have missed this deadline may submit materials to the instructor by Thursday, January 19th, at 4 p.m., in case there are any last-minute openings.Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use either Microsoft Word or rich-text-format for your attachment. You will be notified electronically if you have been admitted (or not) to the course. Students may not take this course and another creative writing workshop concurrently.
Students are also required to attend 2 events per semester with visiting writers (usually scheduled on Wednesday evenings). Enrolled students must adjust their schedules accordingly.
This course contributes to the English major's Creative Writing Concentration and its Theory and Literary Forms Concentration.
|Instructor(s): Lasky,Dorothea Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CRT285; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|