English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 3163 | Richard Cecil
W303 WRITING POETRY
PREREQUISITE: W103 or W203 or equivalent. Section requires
permission of the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3163 - 2:30p-3:45p MW (15 students) 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 copies of their work
to all members of the class.
Approval of the instructor is required for admission. To apply,
submit, by e-mail attachment, 5 pages of poetry, no more than one
poem per page, with a cover sheet listing the creative writing course
(s) and instructor(s) you've taken at IU. To improve your chances of
getting a place in the workshop, submit your manuscript at the
beginning of registration, not the day before you’re due to
register, 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 e-
mail those admitted to class, and arrange for them to be authorized
to register for the class electronically.
Texts: 5 books of contemporary poetry, to be announced.