Techniques of Poetry|
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing poetry and to some of the major issues in contemporary poetics. Emphasis will fall on reading and discussing contemporary poetry, writing in both open and closed forms, working with structural elements beyond traditional poetic forms, and developing a methodology for critical discussion.
This is a writing- and speaking-intensive course.
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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
Ron Padgett, THE TEACHERS AND WRITERS HANDBOOK OF POETIC FORMS
Rae Armantrout, VERSED
Timothy Donnelly, THE CLOUD CORPORATION
C.A. Conrad, THE BOOK OF FRANK
Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, Robert O'Clair, editors, THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY POETRY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly poetry submissions; constructive oral critiques; one in-class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will also be required to attend poetry readings (usually 2-3 per semester).
This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations.
|Instructor(s): Gilbert,Alan Dean Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: SQU114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 3|