English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 2138 | Cecil


3:35p-6:05p W (15) 3 cr.

PREREQUISITE:  W103 or W203 (OR EQUIVALENT).  ABOVE SECTION REQUIRES
PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.  OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM BH442.

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 give a copy of the list to the Creative
Writing Secretary and the Undergraduate Secretary in BH 442.  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.