English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 2022 | Cecil

2022 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
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 a copy will be given to the Creative Writing Secretary
and the Undergraduate Secretary in BH442.  As soon as you are
admitted, obtain an on-line authorization to register from one of the
secretaries. You must have an authorization prior to registering for
the course.

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