English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 16578 | Stanton

1:00p-2:15p TR (15 students) 3 cr. PREREQUISITE: W103 or W203 or equivalent. Section requires permission of instructor.

This course is a workshop in writing poetry. Students will write and revise approximately one poem a week, usually an exercise poem based on the reading. Each workshop will begin with the discussion of a model poem from one of the required books, and students will be asked to write short response papers on poems in the books. 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 youíve taken (and names of instructors) into Maura Stantonís mailbox in BH 442 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, the Creative Writing Secretary in BH 442 will issue you an on-line authorization.