W303 2048 CECIL
Writing Poetry

3:35p-5:30p W (15) 3 cr.


This course is a workshop in writing poetry. Students will turn in a poem a week, which will be discussed in class. The poems will be exercises based on readings in contemporary poetry. In addition to students' poems, the class will discuss and report on recent published poetry selected from the course reading list. No tests. No auditors. Students will distribute photocopies of their work to all members of the class.

Approval of the instructor is required for admission. To apply, submit 5 pages of poetry, with a cover sheet listing your name, e-mail address, and a list of creative writing courses you've taken, to my mailbox in BH 402 at least one week before your registration day. To improve your chances of getting a place in the workshop, submit your manuscript as soon as possible, since places will be filled as people apply. Those who register late should apply at the beginning of the registration period so that, if admitted, a place will be reserved for them in the class. No places will be saved for late registration. I will post a list of those admitted on my office door (BH 458), and give a copy of the list to the Undergraduate Secretary in BH 442. After you have been approved, contact the Undergraduate Secretary in BH442 for an on-line authorization.

Texts: 5 books of contemporary poetry, to be announced.