W403 2052 STANTON
Advanced Poetry Writing

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


This course is a workshop in writing poetry. Students will turn in approximately one poem a week, usually an exercise poem based on the reading, which will be discussed in class. Each workshop will begin with the discussion of a model poem from one of the required books, and each student may be asked to do a presentation on a topic related to contemporary poetry or poetic form. No tests or exams. No auditors. Students must make photocopies of their poems for everyone in the class.

Texts: Five books of contemporary poetry to be announced.

To apply to this class, place five poems, your e-mail address, and a list of creative writing classes you’ve taken (and names of instructors) into my mailbox in BH402 at least one week before your registration day. Submit your manuscript as soon as possible, as places will be filled as people apply—if you have a late registration date, apply at the beginning of the period to reserve a space. No places will be saved for late registration. I will e-mail those admitted to the class. After you have been approved, contact the Undergraduate Secretary in BH442 for an on-line authorization.